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Spc. Benjamin Ashley, Killed May 24, 2007

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Spc. Benjamin Ashley, 22, was killed May 24 in Balad, Iraq, when the vehicle he was driving struck an improvised explosive device.

Ashley was a Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems Specialist assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Independence, Mo.

Ashley entered the Army in March 2004 and began serving in the 1st Inf. Div. in September 2005. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

To date, 100 Soldiers from Fort Riley have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.