October 24, 2011

Ashley I. White

1st. Lt. Ashley I. White, age 24, of Alliance, Ohio, died on October 22, 2011, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. 

She was assigned to 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Ashley is a graduate of Marlington High School. 

Ashley was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps officer after receiving a commission in 2009 from Kent State University, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training.  Ashley, who was on her first deployment to Afghanistan, completed the medical services officer basic course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and the U.S. Army basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

Light a candle for Ashley.
Light her way to Heaven.
Military officials describe Ashley as having served in distinction and selflessly. 

Her awards and decorations include the Parachute Badge, the Ohio Faithful Service Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Reserve Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. She will be posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Ashley is survived by many loving friends and family members including her parents, Robert and Deborah White; her twin sister, Brittany; her brother, Josh; and her husband Capt. Jason Stumpf.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Ashley I. White is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen

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