Ingram Plaza

Ingram Plaza (HMYRY)

Location: San Diego, CA 92106 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.21', W 117° 12.745'

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Preble Field, Naval Training Center San Diego

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Panel 1
This plaza is dedicated to the memory of
Osmond K. Ingram
Gunner's 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.

Panel 2
Ingram Plaza
Ingram Plaza was the site of the original tent camps in the 1920s. The purpose of the tent camps was to isolate new recruits for three weeks to transform them, with new haircuts, uniforms, and physical training, into men who would be integrated into the regular training routines of the base. The camps were also used to ensure no one was bringing transferable diseases, such as chicken pocks and measels [sic] and onto the base. Ingram Plaza was named in honor of Osmond K. Ingram, who died trying to save his ship and the men aboard her during World War I.

Panel 3
Perble Field
Preble Field was a grinder, or marching ground. However, Preble Field is most fondly remembered as the location of every boot camp graduation ceremony, where boys became men. "A few weeks before graduation we would practice marching up and down Preble Field to get ready for the big day." After graduation, "Some parents didn't even recognize their own sons - they had changed so much." In 1946, over 20,000 sailors assembled here for the memorial service of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The guns seen here are part of the Historic District artifacts.
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Placed ByThe U.S. Navy and the Corky McMillan Companies
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 480098 N 3622132
Decimal Degrees32.73683333, -117.21241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.21', W 117° 12.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 12.60" N, 117° 12' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2580-2668 Cushing Rd, San Diego CA 92106, US
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