January 21, 1960
Chief of Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Washington, D. C.
On Dec. 30 last, while motoring in Florida with my family, I was stranded because of car trouble on an isolated country road several miles from the nearest town. It was getting dark fast and I had visions of spending a miserable night in the car.
This certainly could have been our fate had not Lieut. Wesley Ingram, U. S. N., happened to be driving by. Mr. Ingram stopped, wheeled around (he was going in the opposite direction ) and immediately volunteered to drive me back several miles to Callahan, where he saw to it that I got the necessary help. He then drove back to notify my family.
Such willingness to help others in distress certainly indicates the gentleman that Mr. Ingram is, and I would feel ungrateful if I did not thank him in this manner, since I do not know where is stationed. Again, Sir, I thank you.
Very truly yours,>