CURTIS M ASHTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

CURTIS MORRIS ASHTON

WALL NAME

CURTIS M ASHTON

PANEL / LINE

15W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

11/30/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SWEETWATER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Nolan County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

AE1

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POSTED ON 12.27.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Citation (Third Award)

Bronze Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Aviation Electrician Second Class Curtis Morris Ashton, United States Navy, for heroic achievement while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam on 17 November 1968. Petty Officer Ashton, as machine gunner for a seven-man squad of the Fifth Platoon, United States Navy SEAL Team, Detachment ALFA, was patrolling Thoi Son Island, a heavily defended Viet Cong stronghold. The squad moved into a three house complex in order to question residents about enemy activity in the area. Since the houses were separated, the squad was forced to disperse itself in order to set up adequately for any contingency. While they were questioning the inhabitants of the house, a ten man enemy unit came down an adjacent trail in an attempt to attack the squad in the houses. Seeing that he was the only one who could get into position to fire on the enemy, Petty Officer Ashton, with complete disregard for his own safety, jumped onto the open trail to get a clear line of fire. In his initial volley of fire, he killed five of the aggressors and routed the remainder of the unit. His aggressive actions and devotion to duty thwarted the enemy's attempt to trap his squad in the houses and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Petty Officer Ashton is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Action Date: November 17, 1968

Service: Navy

Rank: Nurse

Company: Sea-Air-Land Team 2 (SEAL-2)

Regiment: Task Force 116
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POSTED ON 12.27.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Citation (2nd Award)


Bronze Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Aviation Electrician Second Class Curtis Morris Ashton, United States Navy, for meritorious service in connection with operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force while serving in the Republic of Vietnam from 23 October 1967 to 20 April 1968. Petty Officer Ashton distinguished himself by his sustained high performance of duty during combat patrols, ambushes, reconnaissances, raids and other clandestine combat operations of the swamps, jungles, streams and mud of the Mekong Delta. As a member of SEAL Team TWO, Detachment ALFA, 7th Platoon, Petty Officer Ashton actively participated as assistant squad leader with a SEAL squad on over 80 combat missions resulting in numerous enemy casualties and captives, many weapons captured and a collection of very important intelligence material. Petty Officer Ashton's aggressiveness, knowledge of guerilla tactics, clear judgment, devotion to duty and courage under fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Petty Officer Ashton is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Action Date: October 23, 1967 - April 20, 1968

Service: Navy

Rank: Nurse

Company: Sea-Air-Land Team 2 (SEAL-2)

Regiment: Task Force 116
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POSTED ON 11.30.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Chief Petty Officer Curtis Morris Ashton, Served with the 4th Platoon, Seal Team 2, Task Force 116 (TF-116), United States Naval Forces Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 10.6.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ASTON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A NAVY AVIATION ELECTRICIAN'S MATE, AND MEMBER OF SEAL TEAM 2. YOU WERE BORN ON ST. ANDREW AND DIED ON THE 3RD DAY OF CHRISTMAS. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear AE1 Curtis Morris Ashton, 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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