Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
Born: August 04, 1887 at
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Alabama
Died: October 15, 1917 at the age of 30
The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism October 15,
1917 at Mind Head, Ireland
First Class Ingram earned the Medal of Honor for heroism while
at sea aboard the U.S.S. Cassin, when it was torpedoed near Mind
Head, Ireland. 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.