EUGENE ASHLEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

EUGENE ASHLEY JR

WALL NAME

EUGENE ASHLEY JR

PANEL / LINE

37E/77

DATE OF BIRTH

10/20/1931

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/07/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WILMINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Hanover County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EUGENE ASHLEY JR
POSTED ON 10.20.2018
POSTED BY: Kenny D

AD MORTEM FIDELIS.......“Faithful Unto Death” .......This was Who He Was

Remembered ALWAYS
RIP with Angels in Heaven
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POSTED ON 10.20.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
Happy Heavenly Birthday
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POSTED ON 7.3.2018
POSTED BY: Izzy

You Sir...Are Why We Stand and Salute Our Flag

A true hero...Not Forgotten
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POSTED ON 2.7.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Medal of Honor

Eugene Ashley , Jr.
Date of birth: October 12, 1931
Date of death: February 7, 1968
Burial location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Place of Birth: North Carolina, Wilmington
Home of record: New York New York
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class Eugene Ashley, Jr. (ASN: 12392673), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Detachment A-101, Company C, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Lang Vei, Republic of Vietnam, on 6 and 7 February 1968. Sergeant First Class Ashley was the senior special forces Advisor of a hastily organized assault force whose mission was to rescue entrapped U.S. special forces advisors at Camp Lang Vei. During the initial attack on the special forces camp by North Vietnamese army forces, Sergeant First Class Ashley supported the camp with high explosive and illumination mortar rounds. When communications were lost with the main camp, he assumed the additional responsibility of directing air strikes and artillery support. Sergeant First Class Ashley organized and equipped a small assault force composed of local friendly personnel. During the ensuing battle, Sergeant First Class Ashley led a total of five vigorous assaults against the enemy, continuously exposing himself to a voluminous hail of enemy grenades, machinegun and automatic weapons fire. Throughout these assaults, he was plagued by numerous booby-trapped satchel charges in all bunkers on his avenue of approach. During his fifth and final assault, he adjusted air strikes nearly on top of his assault element, forcing the enemy to withdraw and resulting in friendly control of the summit of the hill. While exposing himself to intense enemy fire, he was seriously wounded by machinegun fire but continued his mission without regard for his personal safety. After the fifth assault he lost consciousness and was carried from the summit by his comrades only to suffer a fatal wound when an enemy artillery round landed in the area. Sergeant First Class Ashley displayed extraordinary heroism in risking his life in an attempt to save the lives of his entrapped comrades and commanding officer. His total disregard for his personal safety while exposed to enemy observation and automatic weapons fire was an inspiration to all men committed to the assault. The resolute valor with which he led five gallant charges placed critical diversionary pressure on the attacking enemy and his valiant efforts carved a channel in the overpowering enemy forces and weapons positions through which the survivors of Camp Lang Vei eventually escaped to freedom. Sergeant First Class Ashley's bravery at the cost of his life was in the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 84 (December 12, 1969)

Action Date: February 6 & 7, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Company: Detachment A-101, Company C

Regiment: 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Division: 1st Special Forces
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POSTED ON 10.21.2017
POSTED BY: K

This is a real hero...a Soldier's Soldier...MEdal of Honor Recipient

We still remember you Eugene
We still talk about you
God Bless You for Eternity
RIP with the real Warriors
You died a Soldier’s death..... assaulting the enemy
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