Fred W. Ashley

World War II
Service #39907750
RankPrivate First Class, U.S. Army
Unit2nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
Entered Service From
Date of DeathMay 4, 1945
Memorialized Tablets of the Missing
Epinal American Cemetery
Dinozé, France

Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Pfc. Fred W. Ashley were accounted for in 2018. His name is permanently inscribed on the “Walls of the Missing” at Epinal American Cemetery.

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster