Community to pay tribute to slain local soldier

Army Corporal Michael Ingram, Jr.

Family and friends will soon be able to pay tribute to a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Army Corporal Michael Ingram, Jr., of Newport, Mich., was killed while serving in Afghanistan. The Monroe County soldier died from injuries suffered from an explosive device.

Visitation will be held Thursday at the Merkle Funeral home, 2442 North Monroe St. from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A memorial service is set for Friday at the Stewart Christian Ministry Center, 1199 Stewart Rd., beginning at 11:00 a.m.