A Classmate to be Proud Of


Bob Ingram joined the Navy from Coral Gables, Florida in 1963. By March 28, 1966, he had been serving for eight months as a hospital corpsman third class attached to Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment(Charlie 1/7). During a firefight on that day, in Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, Ingram continued to treat wounded Marines even after being seriously wounded himself.

Ingram's Medal of Honor was awarded on July 10, 1998 by President Bill Clinton during a ceremony in the White House, alongside twenty-four of the men he served with. The delay in the award, made more than thirty years after the battle, was attributed to lost paperwork.