Hamilton County

Cpl. Ingrahm Madson



Four members of the E. O. Madson family in Stanhope—three sons and a son-in-law are serving in the various branches of the armed forces.

Oldest in the point of service is Cpl. Ingrahm Madson, who went into the Army in May, 1941., and is at present in a hospital in Italy, recovering from shrapnel wounds received Oct. 25, 1944, for which he has been awarded the purple heart. A graduate of Stanhope high school, Corporal Madson attended Waldorf college and Luther college at Decorah, being a junior at Luther when he left for army service.

A switchboard operator with the 337th Infantry regiment, the corporal took part in one of the toughest battles of the “Wolverine” regiment’s  career in Italy when the unit took a 3,000 foot mountain position in the Gothic line, destroying elaborate concrete pillboxes and earth works constructed by German forces.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, January 18, 1945 (photos included)


4 Members of the Embert O. and Emma Satre Madson family served in World War II. Sons, Clifton A. Madson and Norman E. Madson were in the Navy. Son-in-law, Howard A. Brown (husband of Emmerett L. Madson) was a bomber pilot in the India theatre of war. Son, Ingrahm J. Madson served in the Army with Hq. Co. 1st BN 337 Infantry. He was wounded in Italy and awarded the Purple Heart.

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa and ancestry.com