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Minister

Eugene White, American minister. Ordained to ministry Wesleyan Church, 1963. Recipient chaplaincy recognition Mercy-Memorial Hospital, 1984, Monroe County Youth Center, 1989. Volunteer chaplain Mercy-Memorial Hospital, Monroe, since 1984. With United States Navy, 1948-1952, Korea.

Background

Sgt. Ashley was born in Wilmington, NC on October 12, 1931, to Eugene Ashley Sr. and Cornelia Ashley he had a sister named Gertrude Ashley.

Education

Student, Wesleyan College, Frankfort, Indiana, 1967. BTh, Fundamental Seminary, Thornton, Colorado, 1981. Master Ministry, Bethany Seminary, Dothan, Alabama, 1986.

Doctor Ministry, Emanuel Seminary, Rossville, Georgia, 1987.

Career

Ashley joined the Army from New York City in December 1950 and served in the Korean War. By February 6, 1968, he was serving as a sergeant first class in Company C of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces in Vietnam. On that day, Ashley led an assault force in an attempt to rescue American troops trapped by North Vietnamese infantry and tanks during the Battle of Lang Vei.

He led several assaults against the enemy and was mortally wounded in his fifth and last attempt to reach the American forces. Eugene Ashley's body was returned to the United States and buried in Rockfish Memorial Park, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, North Carolina was named after him.

During the initial attack on the special forces camp by North Vietnamese army forces, During the ensuing battle.

Achievements

  • He was subsequently awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle. His official reads:.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to religious publications.

Membership

Volunteer chaplain Mercy-Memorial Hospital, Monroe, since 1984. With United States Navy, 1948-1952, Korea.

Connections

Married Evelyn Louise Barrett, June 1, 1953. Children: Steven Eugene, Sharon Louise, Jonathan Paul.

father:
Clarence W. White

mother:
Ruby Doris (Johnson) White

spouse:
Evelyn Louise Barrett

child:
Jonathan Paul White

child:
Steven Eugene White

child:
Sharon Louise White