Ash, Ronnie Edwards, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B40, 229th Aviation Battalion
Service Years
1966 - 1970


One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 23, 1970
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Phuoc Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Philadelphia National Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 034

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
11th Aviation Group229th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 11B40, HHC, 11th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 11B40, 229th Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Casualty Occurrence:  Suicide. Phuoc Long Province. He was on his 2nd tour in Vietnam.

Ronnie Edwards Ash, W. Nicholas Street, North Philadelphia. "A friendly manner, anyone can see, that these words fit Ronnie to a T,"  Ash's classmates wrote of the six-footer in the 1962 Simon Gratz High School yearbook. Ash was a member of the yearbook staff and the choir, and enjoyed singing and dancing. He was a counselor at a Boy Scout camp for two years before joining the Army in August 1966. The 25-year-old sergeant, a rifleman, machine-gunner and grenadier with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Brigade, 1st; Cavalry Division (Airmobile), was on his second tour of duty in Vietnam when he was found dead of a gunshot wound in an empty house on March 23, 1970. Ash was survived by his mother, two half-brothers and a half-sister.( from THE SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY, Philadelphia Daily News, October 26, 1987)

The post above was obtained from a post at the Virtual Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces.
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