A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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A marine who is hit in the back during a skirmish and, as a result, may never walk again. Ingram is sent to a hospital in Tennessee to recuperate. Caputo recalls Ingram, a fellow marine from his former battalion, as a “big, barrel-chested” man who strides powerfully and has a rich baritone singing-voice. Ingram is hit shortly after Sullivan is killed. Lemmon explains that Ingram refused to stay low and crawl on his belly, making it easy for the sniper to hit him.
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Ingram Character Timeline in A Rumor of War

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Chapter Nine
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...about a battalion-sized operation that three companies went out on, in which a marine named Ingram got shot and crippled as a result. They fired a willy-peter round at the sniper.... (full context)