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Calhoun County man remembers brother, Pearl Harbor with a museum

A portrait of George Ingram. Source: WBRC video A portrait of George Ingram. Source: WBRC video
A park with a de-militarized Howitzer machine gun is near the museum. Source: WBRC video A park with a de-militarized Howitzer machine gun is near the museum. Source: WBRC video
CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Bob Ingram doesn't want anyone to forget Pearl Harbor, or his brother who died in the attack.

Ingram built a park and museum in honor of his brother, Seaman George Ingram, who was killed in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. At the time, Bob Ingram was two years old and has only hazy memories of his brother. But he knows what his mother taught him.

"My mama instilled in us the love George had for his country and for the county and the state," Ingram said.

Ingram built his museum in 2002 near the family's Eastaboga home in Calhoun County. There's also an adjacent park which includes a de-militarized Howitzer machine gun.

Ingram filled his museum with all of the memorabilia he could find that honored his brother or the Navy ship that was named after him. Crew members from the USS George Ingram even once held a reunion at the small museum.

"I loved my brother and I just didn't want him to die in vain," Bob Ingram tells us. "I just wanted to pass on something."

The museum includes photos of George Ingram and the USS George Ingram. There's a flag from the ship, and the flag from his brother's 1941 funeral.

Bob Ingram has a lot of pictures, including a family photo and a picture of his brother's "girl back home." The museum has some personal belongings as well, such as George's ax and shotgun. There's even a pencil sharpener Bob Ingram salvaged from a school, a sharpener his brother likely used in his school days.

Bob Ingram pushed to have December 7 mentioned every year, if no way else, in flying flags at half-staff and mentions in the media.

"We wouldn't be here today if it hadn't been for them," he said.

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