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George Alan Ingalls
Birth: Mar. 9, 1946
Death: Apr. 16, 1967

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Specialist Fourth Class with the U.S. Army, Company A, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Duc Pho, Republic of Vietnam, April 16, 1967. His official CMOH citation reads as follows: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Ingalls, a member of Company A, accompanied his squad on a night ambush mission. Shortly after the ambush was established, an enemy soldier entered the killing zone and was shot when he tried to evade capture. Other enemy soldiers were expected to enter the area, and the ambush was maintained in the same location. Two quiet hours passed without incident, then suddenly a handgrenade was thrown from the nearby dense undergrowth into the center of the squad's position. The grenade did not explode, but shortly thereafter a second grenade landed directly between Sp4c. Ingalls and a nearby comrade. Although he could have jumped to a safe position, Sp4c. Ingalls, in a spontaneous act of great courage, threw himself on the grenade and absorbed its full blast. The explosion mortally wounded Sp4c. Ingalls, but his heroic action saved the lives of the remaining members of his squad. His gallantry and selfless devotion to his comrades are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon Sp4c. Ingalls, his unit, and the U.S. Army. 
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park & Mortuary
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Vesperland section, grave A-620
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2002
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