Ashley, Benjamin, CPL

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13B10-Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2006-2007, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
2004 - 2007

Corporal


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1984
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
INDEPENDENCE
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 24, 2007
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartGWOT Fallen
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment1st Infantry Division
  2006-2007, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment
  2006-2007, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2008 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Benjamin JamesThomas Ashley, 22, of Independence, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007, in Balad, Iraq. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2007, at Bethel Baptist Church. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the church. Burial with full military honors at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital. Ben was born July 7, 1984, in Independence, Mo., to Kenneth and Donna (Thomas) Ashley. He was a graduate of Truman High School, where he was active in band. Ben was an Eagle Scout with 3 Palms in troop #224 and was a Hardway Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-OSay, and had earned his Order of the Arrow and God and Country medals. His highest honors are the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and the Combat Action Badge. During his time of service, he received the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Overseas Service Medal in addition to others. He is survived by his wife Kassandra Ashley of the home; son Alexander Gage Ashley; parents Ken and Donna Ashley; sister Khristin Ashley Dutzel and husband Samuel; mother-inlaw Lynne Hicks and husband Bob; brother-in-law Kerry Kistner and wife Jennifer; maternal grandmother Helen Thomas, paternal grandparents James and Patty Ashley, nephews Bryce, Lohen and niece MaKenna Dutzel; grandmother-in-law Mary Dowell, grandfather-in-law Carl Dowell. Ben was preceded in death by his granddad Herbert Thomas. Condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel.

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Comments/Citation
BATTERY D, 1ST BATTALION, 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY, FORT RILEY, KS LOCATION:BALAD, IRAQ
   
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