Ashley, Fred W.

Rank: Private

Unit: 1st Platoon, C Trp, 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Belgian Croix de guerre Medal

Enlisted: 16 January 1943 in Boise, Idaho

Date of birth: 1923

Hometown: Idaho

Occupation prior to enlistment: Unskilled sawmill occupations.

High School: 4 years of high school

Married: Single, with dependents

Campaign: WWII

Died: 4 May 1945

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Missing in action

Location of fatality: Paseka, Czechoslovakia

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Place of interment: Tablets of the Missing, Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France

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Notes: 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.

 

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