Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport visited by its namesake

Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Story by Yan Kennon

Date: 07.17.2019
Posted: 07.17.2019 14:03
News ID: 331824
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Medal of Honor

Former Navy hospital corpsman and Medal of Honor recipient, Robert Ingram, visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport on July 12.

The clinic was dedicated to Ingram during its grand opening on March 26, 2004.

During his visit, Ingram toured clinic areas, attended an awards ceremony, and ate lunch with staff.

President William J. Clinton presented the Medal of Honor to Ingram, a Clearwater, Florida native, on June 10, 1998, in recognition of his bravery and dedication while serving in 1966. Ingram was a Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class serving with Company "C," 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, combating elements of a North Vietnam Army battalion in Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, when the point platoon he was accompanying aggressively engaged an outpost of an NVA battalion. After finding themselves under heavy fire, the platoon was decimated. Despite life threatening wounds, Ingram gallantly came to the aid of his fallen servicemen and continued the fight, treating the wounded, giving encouragement, and carrying ammunition.

NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. NH Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville deliver quality health care, in an integrated system of readiness and health. NH Jacksonville serves 163,000 active-duty and retired sailors, Marines, soldiers, airmen, guardsmen, and their families, including about 83,000 patients who are enrolled with a primary care manager. To find out more, visit