Sergeant Ashly L. Moyer, 21, of Emmaus, Pa., died March 3, 2007 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was killed when an IED detonated near her vehicle. Ashly was assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, Bamberg, Germany. She was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Ashly is survived by her father, Michael Moyer, her mother Jane Drumheller, her brother Kyle Moyer, another brother, Tyler Clark, her sister, Teagan Moyer, and sister Karissa Thomas.
According to her sister Teagan, “Ashly went into the Army to protect our freedom.”
Her sister Karissa Thomas remembered her by saying, “my sister was strong and ambitious, had an amazing personality, and was bright in so many ways.”
The Travis Manion Foundation is honoring Moyer by sponsoring her father, Michael, to be a part of Shane’s Challenge. Michael traveled to Guatemala with the families of four other fallen heroes. Sgt. Ashly Moyer will be one of the Fallen Heroes honored through the house they build for a family in need.
Ashly’s service and sacrifice were honored during Shane’s Challenge 2013 and again in 2014. Her family and fellow soldiers participated in home building, during the Expeditions. Ashly’s family also joined the Travis Manion Foundation West Virginia Expedition in September 2014 to provide service to the community.
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