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Navy Cross Recipients

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Jones County

Navy Cross
     John J. Ingalls (army serial No. 95497), corporal, 80th Company, 6th Regiment, United States Marine Corps. Wounded in the assault on machine gun positions in the Bois de Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918, he refused to be evacuated, but assisted in the evacuation of the wounded, thereby displaying great qualities of self-sacrifice and devotion to duty.

Residence at enlistment: Olin, Iowa (Jones co.)


~source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 360-376

~ Transcribed and contributed by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War Special Project