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Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient Einar Ingman Dead at 85

Medal of Honor on display

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's last Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War has died.

Einar  Ingman's daughter, Mary Ingman, says her father died in a Tomahawk hospital Wednesday. He was 85.

President Harry Truman awarded Ingman the Medal of Honor for single-handedly destroying two enemy machine-gun nests near the town of Malta-ri in 1951 despite begin shot in the face.

He went on to work as a mail clerk with Owens-Illinois Paper Corp. in Tomahawk. He suffered a severe cerebral hemorrhage in 2003.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos said in a news release that Ingman served the United States valiantly.

According to DVA, four other Wisconsin residents received the Medal of Honor for their efforts in the Korean War. All are deceased.

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