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NC National Guard officer killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 23, 2011
Updated October 28, 2011

— A North Carolina National Guard officer from Raeford was killed in Afghanistan when her unit was attacked with multiple improvised explosive devices, the Defense Department said Sunday.

1st Lt. Ashley I. White, 24,  was assigned to the National Guard's 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Company C, based out of Goldsboro. She and two Washington-based soldiers were killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Saturday.

White volunteered for a unique mission with the Special Forces in Afghanistan, interacting with women and children as part of a cultural team.

Funeral services will be held Sunday and Monday in Ohio, where White is originally from and her family still resides. 

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from noon until 6 p.m. at Marlington High School, 10450 Moulin Avenue in Alliance, Ohio.

White's funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2643 Waterloo Road in Mogadore, Ohio.


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  • heavy machinary Oct 24, 2011

    My condolences to her family and my utmost appreciation to her for paying the ultimate sacrifice, in the service of her country. My disgust to those that use articles like this to parade their opposition to her doing what she wanted to do.

  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Oct 24, 2011

    May you rest in peace.

  • deerewelder2 Oct 24, 2011

    Thank you Ashley, for being brave enough to answer the call.. May God give you rest and your family peace.. You are truly a hero!

  • kcacook06 Oct 24, 2011

    Ashley, you are a hero in every sense of the word!!

  • pat7 Oct 24, 2011

    Some gave All. Thank you for your gift to me and standing for whats right. I hope your family finds peace.

  • pinklady-1 Oct 24, 2011

    thoughts and prayers to Ashley's family and friends...

  • SueInNC Oct 24, 2011

    Ashley, may you rest in peace. To Ashley's family, may you find the strength to get through this and carry on.

  • umop apisdn Oct 24, 2011

    "What a tragedy. I hate to see this happen to any family. Best wishes to her loved ones."

    It really gets me every time. I hate to see this too. The sooner our troops come home the better. No more of our own killed over there. One is too many as far as I'm concerned.

  • BEACH Oct 24, 2011

    So sorry for your lost, I have been in your shoes and know how much it hurts to lose a child . This war was a waste, Prayers for this family in the coming days and months.

  • Tax Man Oct 24, 2011

    So are we pulling out of this hole as well by the end of the year? Bring them ALL home.