The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*INGRAM, OSMOND K.
Rank and Organization: Gunner's Mate First
Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 August 1887, Alabama. Accredited to: Alabama.
For extraordinary heroism in the presence of the enemy on the occasion of the torpedoing
of the Cassin, on 15 October 1917. While the Cassin was searching for the submarine,
Ingram sighted the torpedo coming, and realizing that it might strike the ship aft in the
vicinity of the depth charges, ran aft with the intention of releasing the depth charges
before the torpedo could reach the Cassin. The torpedo struck the ship before he could
accomplish his purpose and Ingram was killed by the explosion. The depth charges exploded
immediately afterward. His life was sacrificed in an attempt to save the ship and his
shipmates, as the damage to the ship would have been much less if he had been able to
release the depth charges.
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