Sgt. Michael Keith
March 6, 1987 – April 17, 2010
Michael Keith Ingram was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 6, 1987. Michael was the son of Michael Ingram and Patricia (Serrano) Ingram. He was a 2005 graduate of Monroe High School.
Michael loved listening to music and counted Michael Jackson, Kid Rock, and Elvis Presley as his favorite artists. He had a passion for people and loved to spend time with his friends. He enjoyed taking things apart, and then trying to put them back together again although sometimes he was left with extra parts. Michael had a great sense of humor and liked to "goof" around.
From a very young age, Michael had expressed his desire to serve in the military. He was living his dream serving as an infantryman in the United States Army, "C" Company, First Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Michael passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2010 while serving his country valiantly in Afghanistan. Upon his death he was promoted to Sergeant and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Sgt. Ingram also is a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, and NATO Medal.
His passing was preceded by grandfather, James Ingram.
He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Trish and Ron Kitts of Grand Junction Colorado, and Mike and Julie of Newport; siblings, Jason "Jay" and Chelsea both of Newport, and girlfriend, Jamie West.
The public is invited to church services for Michael "Pookie" on Friday, May 7th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Pear Park Baptist Church.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Michael Ingram Memorial Fund at US Bank.
His smile has forever left its mark on this world.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on May 6, 2010