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Sgt Michael Keith Ingram Jr

Born: March 6, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan
Died: April 17, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sgt Michael K. Ingram Jr., of Newport, Michigan was best known as Mikey to his friends and family. He graduated in 2005 from Monroe High School. In February of 2006 Michael enlisted in the United States Army; something he had spoke of doing since he was a young boy. He was currently serving in Afghanistan and was scheduled to return back stateside on June 5, 2010. Michael had suffered an injury a few weeks earlier that would have required surgery when he came home. But, he didn’t want to come home early because he didn’t want to leave his comrades over there. The surgery would just have to wait a few weeks longer. His plans for his future was to have a career in law enforcement. His Awards and Decorations are, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, The Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star and NATO Medal. Michael loved listening to music and counted Michael Jackson, Kid Rock, and Elvis Presley among his favorite artists. He enjoyed taking things apart, and then trying to put them back together again, although sometimes he was left with extra parts. He leaves his father, Michael Ingram Sr., his mother, Patricia Kitts, two brothers, Kyle of Newport and Jason of Colorado, a sister, Chelsea Ingram of Colorado, and a stepmother, Julie Ingram. Mikey was posthumously promoted to Sergeant and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Michael died at age 23 in Kandahar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.
1st Battalion
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team
4th Infantry Division
Fort Carson, Colorado

Burial is at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan

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  1. Stanley James
    September 4th, 2010 at 10:44 | #1

    I just got this sad news about a week and a half ago. Mike was the very 1st guy I met when I joined the Army. He was my bunkmate in basic training. Roster number 215…I loved him as my little brother and he was just the nicest dude you would ever want to meet. I’m deeply saddened by this. I love you lil bro! See you again one day…rest for a job well done..

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