A Newton County native was killed Thursday during a mortar attack in Afghanistan, according to his family.
This was Matthew Ingram's third tour in the U.S. Army. He had been to Iraq twice and left May 28 for a third trip, this time to Afghanistan.
Ingram leaves behind his wife, Holly, and their 10-month-old daughter, who live in Colorado where Ingram was stationed at Fort Collins.
Ingram grew up in east Mississippi and attended Newton County High School.
Ingram is the tenth soldier from this area to die in service since 9/11.
According to family members, services have not yet been set.
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