Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has ordered that the U.S. and Wisconsin flags be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in honor of Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Einar H. Ingman, Jr. Ingman, of Tomahawk, passed away Sept. 9 at the age of 85.
On July 5, 1951, Sgt. Ingman, of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, United States Army, was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman for his heroism during the Korean War. The official Medal of Honor citation for Sgt. Ingman recounts his courageous actions during an engagement on Feb. 26, 1951, in which he spearheaded a daring assault on enemy forces at great risk to himself, and his “indomitable courage, extraordinary heroism, and superb leadership reflect the highest credit on himself and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the infantry and the U.S. Army.”
Sgt. Ingman was the only survivor of the five Wisconsin service members who received the Medal of Honor for military service in Korea.
Sgt. Ingman will be laid to rest with full military honors after a funeral service in Tomahawk on Wednesday, Sept. 16.