PAUL S ASHLINE
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HONORED ON PANEL 6E, LINE 62 OF THE WALL

PAUL STUART ASHLINE

WALL NAME

PAUL S ASHLINE

PANEL / LINE

6E/62

DATE OF BIRTH

07/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/30/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ST ALBANS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin County

STATE

VT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR PAUL STUART ASHLINE
POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

St Albans Messenger - April 4, 1966

ST. ALBANS SERVICEMAN KILLED IN VIETNAM BATTLE

Pfc Ashline First 'Missing,' Then Word of Death Arrives

Three telegrams, following in swift succession over the weekend, first, informed Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ashline of Jewell Street that their son, Private First Class Paul S. Ashline was "missing in action" - and then confirmed that the 19-year-old youth had died in action in Vietnam.
The first one, from Major J.C. Lambert, read in part, "The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express our deep regret that your son died in Vietnam as the result of gunshot wounds in the head and shoulder. Please accept our deepest sympathy."
The third telegram, from the Disposition Branch, Memorial Division, Department of the Army, concerned details of transportation and funeral arrangements, saying in part, "This information concerns your son, Pfc. Paul S. Ashline. The remains of your loved one will be transported to a U.S. Port by the first available military airlift.
"At the port, the remains will be contained in a metal casket (accompanied by a military escort) and shipped by most expeditious means to any funeral director designated by the next of kin or to any national cemetery in which there is available grave space."
A member of the First Cavalry, Pfc. Ashline is believed to have been participating in a medical helicopter rescue mission of U.S. troops encircled by the Vietcong and suffering heavy losses. Five helicopters were reported to have been shot down during the battle.
Ashline was born in St. Albans on July 17, 1946. After attending Holy Angels School and BFA, he was employed by the L.A. Demars Co. of Winooski before entering the service in July 2, 1965.
Besides his parents, he leaves four brothers, Peter, Donald, Philip and Stephen, all at home, also five sisters, Dianna, Robin, Tammy and Arthea, all at home, and Mrs. Eugene (Rosalie) Coderre of Newport.
Funeral arrangements will be in charge of Driscoll and Moran, with the remains expected to arrive in St. Albans around the middle of this month.

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POSTED ON 2.5.2016

Final Mission of PFC Paul S. Ashline

On March 30, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 63-12969) from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division (Airmobile), received hostile enemy fire and crashed while on a combat mission during Operation Lincoln, a search and destroy/reconnaissance in force operation in the vicinity of Plei Me and the Chu Pong Massif in Pleiku and Darlac Provinces against the same NVA units that had participated in the battle of the Ia Drang Valley. The aircraft was hit by both mortar and automatic weapons fire while attempting to enter a LZ. Seven personnel were killed in the incident. They included aircraft commander CAPT Burton A. Blanton and pilot passenger CAPT John S. Sabine IV plus passengers SSGT James W. Grady, SGT Raymond C. Robinson, SP4 Howard O. Wright Jr., PFC Paul S. Ashline, and PFC John G. Jackson. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 12.25.2015
POSTED BY: Andrée Bessette

your life is remembered in Quebec

Your french cousins Bessette are remembering you and that you died way too young. I, personnally remember your parents still deeply missing you long after you were gone.
I am hoping that your death will be remembered by those who sent you to it.
Rest in peace now.
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POSTED ON 2.20.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Paul Stuart Ashline, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.29.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Paul is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Saint Albans, Franklin County, VT.
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