Remembering the Life and Memory of...
SSgt. Ingles DosReis
Hometown: Delran, New Jersey/Philadelphia, Pa.
Age: 22 years old
Died: August 28, 2009
Unit: 31st Security Forces Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
Birth: September 23, 1986, Elkins Park, PA.
Death: Aug. 28, 2009, Udine Hospital after being medevaced
from Gias, Italy.
(The following is taken from an account written by Sgt. DosReis mother, Elizabeth.)...
The accident took place not 5 minutes from his apartment in Gias, Italy on August 28th 2009 just one year to the day his grandfathe Miguel passed. He had been taking this road for 2 1/2 years of traveling on Mountain View Highway to get to Aviano Base in Aviano, Italy. It was about 4:30pm he kissed his son and his wife Kat goodbye and left. It was a 3 car accident with two elderly Italians dying as well as my son the 3rd lady survived. It was tragic and my heart bleeds for not only our only son but for the two elderly Italian folks.
He was born in Elkins Park on September 23rd, 1986 and he was beautiful. He lived the majority of his life in N.E. Philly. He attended 1st to HS in Catholic School, graduating in 2004 from Roman Catholic High School at Broad and Vine Streets often receiving 1st and 2nd honors. He played Soccer, Base Ball, Basketball and wrestling. Ingles' favorite sport was basketball and because he was short, he disliked the Dept of Recreation, because they would always choose the tall ones or the Coaches child. He stayed with my mom in Philadelphia during the remainder of his Senior year and spent the weekends with us in Delran, NJ. He never lived in Maple Shade, just visited us. He was recruited in Haddonfield, NJ and left out of McGuire Air Base in South Jersey.
He decided to play street ball and he loved it! He played with the tallest guys and played almost played all the time , because he was a team player and he would run with the ball, he was fast and there was the tallest player waiting and Money would pass the ball and they scored. When he wasn't in a game, he was sitting on his ball at the side line. Money was taken to many games by his dad and the seats he would have was awesome, almost all the time right behind the players. He was a die hard Yankee fan like his family. The only hat he wore was the Yankee's Cap. His dad took him to many Stadiums. The only thing he asked for at Chrisrmas time was the Sports Alminac book. He loved knowing the stats off all Sports. He also went to many Flyers games sitting in the box, eating Chicken Tenders and Fries and he was in Heaven on Earth.
He was loved by many and always a young gentlemen, always gave up his seat to women, child or elderly folks. He would even hold the door for everyone. He had a kind soul. We were so proud of our Money and a jokester he was. Adored by his family, always communicating with his family. I wish many would have known him, like his mom, dad and sister.
Ingles was cremated and is now buried at his grandmothers plot at Holy Reedemer Cemetery on Frankford Avenue, below Orthodox Streets and we are awaiting our Bronze Plaque, because once again they misspelled his name. I pray that he is seated at the right hand of Our Father and guarding the gates of Heaven and playing ball with all the greats. We will miss you always and never forget our son; SSgt. Ingles DosReis aka "Money", aka "Dos".
Congressional Record - Senate - November 17, 2010.