Osmond K. Ingram Plaque- San Diego, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 44.210 W 117° 12.745
11S E 480098 N 3622132
Quick Description: Ingram Plaza at San Diego's Liberty Station- named after the United States' first enlisted casualty of WWI and a Medal of Honor recipient.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 9:00:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM7BEQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 7

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

"INGRAM PLAZA

THIS PLAZA IS DEDICATED
TO THE MEMORY OF
OSMOND K. INGRAM
GUNNERS MATE FIRST CLASS
UNITED STATES NAVY
WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE
IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE HIS
SHIP AND SHIPMATES
DURING AN ENGAGEMENT
BETWEEN THE U.S.S. CASSIN
AND A GERMAN SUBMARINE
ON OCTOBER 15, 1917

'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS'"

And from Wikipedia:

"His ship, Cassin, was attacked by the German submarine U-61 off Ireland on October 16, 1917. Gunner’s Mate First Class Ingram spotted the approaching torpedo, realized it would strike close by the ship's depth charges, thus dooming the ship, and rushed to jettison the ammunition. He was blown overboard when the torpedo struck, thus becoming the United States' first enlisted man killed in action in World War I as he attempted to save his ship and shipmates. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day."
List if there are any visiting hours:
always available for viewing.


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Plaque

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

*(1.)* Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.
*(2.)* If you have additional information about the memorial which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Specific Veteran Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
bluesnote visited Osmond K. Ingram Plaque- San Diego, California 8/16/2020 bluesnote visited it
brwhiz visited Osmond K. Ingram Plaque- San Diego, California 12/30/2010 brwhiz visited it
Metro2 visited Osmond K. Ingram Plaque- San Diego, California 9/26/2009 Metro2 visited it

View all visits/logs