Ashley, Fred, PFC

MIA/POW
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1943-1945, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


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State of Birth
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1923
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by PFC David Gettman (Tacoma Dave) to remember Ashley, Fred, PFC.

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 Official Badges 

Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939)


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pfc. Fred Ashley and Pfc. George H. Buttron, both of C Troop, 2nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, were the last two troopers of the 2nd Cavalry Group to be lost in action during WW II, May 4, 1945, in Paseka, Czechoslovakia. Pfc. Ashley was listed MIA. Evidence suggests he was later found and buried as unknown.

Tablets of the Missing, Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France.

UPDATE June 16, 2014: We think we have located Fred's grave in France. DNA samples will be collected from relatives to compare with the remains, so he can finally be brought home to his family in Idaho.

UPDATE September 15, 2018: Fred Ashley's remains were positively identified August 27, 2018. They had been mistakenly swapped with the remains of Flight Officer Richard Lane and sent home to the Lane family 72 years ago for burial in their family plot, while Lane's remains were buried in France as unknown but thought to be Ashley. Lane has been returned to his family and Ashley will soon be returning to his.


UPDATE October 20, 2018: Pfc Fred W. Ashley was laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Idaho.
   
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 Unit Assignments
2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1943-1945, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
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