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First Name: Samuel

Last Name: Asher

Birthplace: Oak Ridge, TN, USA


Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Earl

Date of Birth: 03 November 1941

Date of Death: 26 April 1970

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Samuel Earl Asher

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Samuel Earl Asher

Captain, U.S. Army

Samuel E. Asher was born on 3 November 1941 in Oak Ridge, TN.

On 26 April 1970, Captain Samuel Earl Asher was serving as Company Commander of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.

Captain Asher was killed that day when he sustained wounds from artillery, rocket or mortar fire.

Medals and Badges

Silver Star Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Bronze Star Medal (Merit)
Purple Heart
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Parachutist Badge

The name Samuel E Asher is inscribed on Panel W11 Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

Captain Samuel Earl Asher died on 26 April 1970 in Thua Thien, Vietnam, and is buried in Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Claxton, TN.


Honoree ID: 3393   Created by: MHOH




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