Funeral Held for East Mississippi Soldier

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Many of the people who attended Army Sgt. Matthew Ingram's funeral knew him as the soldier. However, to his mother he will always be her little boy.

"I cuddled him and went to him when he was sick. Remember him when he was praying," said Patricia Ingram.

When one has a loved one in the military, injury or death is always at the back of the mind. Holly Ingram she knew immediately something was wrong.

"When they came knocking on my door I knew what it was," said Holly Ingram.

Iit;s Ingram's own ten month old daughter Cloe who his wife believes will carry on his memory.

"He wasn't afraid to die. He is in a better place. All I can do is honor him and raise our daughter right," said his wife.


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  • by Jazzy Location: Bailey on Sep 1, 2009 at 04:07 AM
    I am very sorry for your lost, you're all in my prayers!
  • by Byron Location: Meridian on Aug 31, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    May God receive you into His Holy Kingdom. You are an American hero. We are humbled by your selfless and willing sacrifice.God bless you.
  • by MARY Location: Meridian on Aug 30, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Tommy, The news has the soldier's funeral as the top story on both Saturday night newscasts. What are you talking about?
  • by joe Location: Decatur on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    We salute & honor this brave young man who was willing to give his life in order to serve the armed forces. We are forever grateful to him and we hurt for the family for the loss of their loved one. God bless him, his family & God bless America...........
  • by Mary Jane on Aug 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    Sgt. Matthew Ingram was indeed a brave man to serve his country. May God comfort his family and friends. Tommy, I found your comment very strange. I receive the e-news even when I'm out of town. I've seen some nice stories about this young soldier and it looks like his tragic death and this family's sacrifice has been duly noted and in a compassionate way.
  • by tommy Location: collinsville on Aug 29, 2009 at 09:53 PM
    its pretty bad when this brave soldier gave his life for all of us and the local TV station lists him as 3rd top story on news..sad.... God Bless this family
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