Postal Updates

By Jay Bigalke

Wisconsin town honors living Medal of Honor recipient

October 30, 2014 02:20 PM

  • Tomahawk, Wis., postmark honors Medal of Honor recipient Einar H. Ingman Jr.

Einar H. Ingman Jr., a Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, was honored Oct. 6 in Tomahawk, Wis.

Ingman is one of the 13 living Medal of Honor recipients pictured on the front of the Medal of Honor: Korean War stamps folded pane of 20 issued July 26.

The post office in Tomahawk was named after Ingman at the Oct. 6 event, and a postmark was created to commemorate the occasion. Ingman entered the service in Tomahawk, and the date also marked his 85th birthday.

According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s website, Ingman’s citation states that “Sgt. Ingman, a member of Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.”

To obtain this pictorial cancellation, send requests to the following address:

EINAR H. INGMAN JR. Station, Postmaster, 311 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk, WI 54487-9998, Oct. 6.

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