Ashby, Lawrence E., T/4

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technician Fourth Grade
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
60-Cook
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 60, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Technician Fourth Grade


One Service Stripe



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 23, 1988
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TECHNICIAN FOURTH GRADE LAWRENCE E. ASHBY WAS EMPLOYED AS BLOCK MAKING MACHINE OPERATOR IN ADRIAN MICHIGAN BEFORE ENLISTING IN THE U.S. ARMY ON 6 JUNE 1941. HE WAS ASSIGNED AS A COOK WITH COMPANY "H" 164TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 23RD "AMERICAL" DIVISION. HE SERVED IN THE PACIFIC THEATRE FROM 20 APRIL 1942 TO 21 JULY 1945 THROUGH ALL OF THE REGIMENTS CAMPAIGNS. ON 22 AUGUST 1945 T/4 ASHBY RETURNED STATESIDE AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED 9 DAYS LATER.  LAWRENCE ASHBY PASSED AWAY ON 23 JUNE 1988 IN MANATEE, FLORIDA. HE WAS THE HUSBAND OF HELEN ASHBY.
   
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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
From Month/Year
August / 1942
To Month/Year
February / 1943

Description
(Guadalcanal Campaign 7 August 1942 to 21 February 1943) On 7 August 1942 the first stage of the offensive began with landings by a Marine division on Guadalcanal and nearby islands. The Japanese reacted vigorously. They inflicted a serious defeat on Ghormley's naval forces in the Battle of Savo Island (8 August 1942), landed large numbers of reinforcements on Guadalcanal, and ultimately lost strong ground, air and naval forces in a desperate effort to hold Guadalcanal. Six major naval engagements were fought off the island. Air battles raged almost daily until the end of October 1942. On shore the issue was in doubt for almost three months. Before the island was finally secured in February 1943, the United States had committed two Marine divisions, two Army divisions, and an additional Army regiment to the fight. Late in February 1943 an Army division was unopposed in taking the Russell Islands, 35 miles northwest of Guadalcanal. The Allies thus firmly established themselves in the Solomons.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
August / 1942
To Month/Year
February / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

192d Military Police Battalion

192nd Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  64 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
  • Badger, Thomas Jenkins, COL, (1932-1965)
  • Bernat, Valent
  • Cale, Sterling, CSM, (1941-1974)
  • Eminger, Leo, 1LT, (1940-1942)
  • Keller, James Robertson, M/Sgt, (1940-1945)
  • [Name Withheld], (1937-1943)
  • Rice, William S, LTC, (1936-1946)
  • Ross, Charles G., LTC, (1942-1972)
  • Stillwell, Robert, 1SG, (1941-1966)
  • Travis, Franklin, CPL, (1940-1945)
  • Vins, John, T/Sgt, (1935-1945)
  • Watson, Wilson, SSG, (1942-1966)
  • Wells, Kenneth Edward, PFC, (1941-1948)
  • Willemstyn, Floyd Benjamin, 1SG, (1941-1969)
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