Ignatz, William G.
MSG William G. Ignatz, US Army, retired, passed away 12 October
2008 following a five year battle with cancer. Bill served with
8240th AU during the Korean War. Prior to his assignment with 8240th
AU, he had served with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
Pathfinders, participating in the combat jump at Sukchon, Korea on
20 October 1950. After his tour was up with the 8240th AU, he
returned to the 187th ARCT and was reassigned to the Pathfinder
Platoon. Bill served with the 1st Special Forces Group on Okinawa
and Vietnam. His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart,
Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2nd Award), Korean Honor Medal for his
service with the 8240th AU, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Army
Commendation Medal for Valor, Master Parachutist Badge with 1 battle
star, and the Pathfinder Badge (cloth). After his retirement he
became an Instructor Pilot in fixed wing aircraft and later was
hired by the Alabama State Forestry Commission as the first full
time district pilot with the primary mission of fire detection. He
was Commander of Chapter 2211, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife Jean; daughters Karen, Cynthia and Tina;
Sons, William and Dennis; five grandchildren and two great grand
children. And of course his two beloved canines, Maggie and Mugsley.
Ingram, Walter James "Babe"
Walter James "Babe" Ingram, 84, died Monday, November 17, 2014,
at Tupelo Health and Rehab in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc,
Mississippi, he was the son of Frank and Viola Howard Ingram. He
united with Pontotoc Second Baptist Church at an early age and
served as musician. He moved to Beloit, WI, in his early adult and
united with Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served as musician for
fifty years. After moving back to Pontotoc, he united with East
Baptist Church where he was in the male chorus. Babe loved playing
the piano and shared his talent everywhere he went. He worked for
Fairbank Morris in Beloit for forty years. He is survived by his
adopted children; one brother; one sister; a host of grandchildren
and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He
was preceded in death by his parents, and six brothers - Halbert,
Frank, Eleas, Richard, William and George. He was an Army veteran of
the Korean War. Burial in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I.
Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
My name is Gregg Isaacson. I'm sad to inform you that my father, Leonard Isaacson, passed away on
Friday the 11th of May 2007. He served in the Korean War and was a man very proud of serving his
country. The honor guard came to the cemetery and their presence meant a lot to my entire family,
especially my dad. Please pass this information on for me. Thank you and all who served this
great country, past and present.