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Services set for soldier killed in Afghanistan

Associated Press - August 27, 2009 9:44 AM ET

HICKORY, Miss. (AP) - Services are scheduled Saturday for a 25-year-old soldier from Mississippi who was killed last week during combat in Afghanistan.

Services for Army Sgt. Matthew Ingram are 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Christian Church, three miles south of Hickory on Mississippi Highway 503.

The Department of Defense says Ingram died from wounds suffered Aug. 20 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. The blast occurred while his unit was under small-arms fire from enemy forces.

Ingram was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Ingram is survived by his wife, Holly, and their 10-month-old baby.

Information from: WTOK-TV, http://www.wtok.com

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