Curtis Morris “Butch” Ashton

Curtis Morris “Butch” Ashton

Age: 23
Branch: USN
Rank(s): AE3, AE1
Unit: ST2
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 27 Dec 1969
Location:Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
Campaign: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Silver Star with ‘V’ device for Valor and 2 Gold Stars, Purple Heart w/2 Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with ‘V’ device for valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/1 Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Stars and 1 Silver Star, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/palm, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/palm, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Sweetwater, TX

AE1 Ashton was killed in action in Bien Hoa during a training exercise with South Vietnamese personnel.