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Herbert Willard/Willis Ash
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Birth: 1923
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1989
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA

In the Service.

An East Coast Naval Station, July 23, (Special) Private Herbert W. Ash of 19 Summer Street, Plymouth, New Hampshire is a member of the United States Marine Corps detachment guarding this vital Navy post from sabotage and possible enemy attack.

The apprehension of German saboteurs by the FBI makes the guarding of this station and others like it along the coast of prime importance to the war efforts of the nation.

As war methods call for destruction of just such military posts as this one, the Marine detachment here has been called on for more strenuous duty. Rest periods have been cut from sixteen to twelve hours, consequently making tours of duty more frequently and increasing the strength of the guard. Little glory comes to men like Private Ash when on guard duty, but so important is the work that it is recognized in these lines of the Marine's Hymn:
"If the Army and Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes,
"They will find the streets are guarded by "United States Marines."

Marines at the post constantly are perfecting combat techniques, using every spare moment from duty to sharpen their shooting eyes and to absorb battle tactics. Drill Instructors supervise close order marching, bayonet practice and sham battles. Recreational facilities are available too, but there is little time for play at this ever-watchful station. >The Plymouth Record

Herbert W Ash.

Campton Herbert W. Ash, 66, of Campton, for thirty-six years Grafton County Sheriff died this morning at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Hanover.

Sheriff Ash was recently recognized by President Bush for his many years of dedication to law enforcement. He was believed to be the longest tenured county law enforcement official in the nation, having been elected to office nineteen times following military service in World War II.

Since he was admitted to the hospital on October 16 the Sheriff's Department has been administered by Senior Deputy Arthur Boutin and Administrator Robert Gilbert. A replacement will have to be named to fill the office until next November's biennial election. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. >The Record Citizen, December 19, 1989.
Family links: 
  Genevieve Vintinner Ash (1927 - 1993)
  Randy Brian Ash (1951 - 1961)*
  Steven B. Ash (1951 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Blair Cemetery
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: 126 Annex
Created by: BL Hughes
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57083670
Herbert Willard/Willis Ash
Added by: BL Hughes
Herbert Willard/Willis Ash
Added by: BL Hughes
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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. R.I.P.
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