Army Cpl. Michael K. Ingram Jr., 23, of Newport was killed Saturday while serving in Afghanistan.
His father, Michael Ingram Sr. of Newport, did not know the details of his son's death. Regardless, he said he would rather focus on his life.
"He was known for his smile. He was never negative. He was always happy," he said this morning. "He was looking forward to coming home and seeing his family and friends and a (Detroit) Tigers game."
Funeral services are pending at Merkle Funeral Services. He will be buried at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Better known to his family and friends as Mikey, Cpl. Ingram had been serving in Afghanistan for the past year. He was the leader over a small group of soldiers.
"He was injured a few weeks ago that would have required surgery when he came home. He didn't want to come home early because he didn't want to leave his guys over there," his father s