Sgt Ashly Lynn Moyer
Sgt Ashly L. Moyer of Macungie, Pennsylvania is the daughter of Michael R. Moyer of Macungie and Jane Geyer Drumheller. She was a 2003 graduate of Emmaus High and enlisted in the Army soon after. Not really having a plan for her future during her formative years, Ashly thought the Army would help her gain focus. She knew that someday she’d like to get married have raise a family. And that possibility was closer than she realized. She had met Army Spc Jake Wells while they were both stationed in Germany and he making plans to propose to Ashly. The couple already knew they wanted to move to Jakes’ home state of Texas once they were able to. But for the time being she was serving in Iraq. Prior to that, she was a Military Police officer who guarded high security detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her current tour of duty was supposed to end the upcoming summer, and she was looking forward to coming home, getting married and attending college. In October 2006, when she was on a 10-day leave, Ashly visited her stepbrother Kyle’s school, Shohola Elementary, in Milford. She was nervous about the appearance before the 5th and 6th graders but carried it off like she’d been doing it for years, speaking plainly and engagingly about Army life and her hopes for the future. To thank her and others who were serving, the children decided to collect food, candy, playing cards and dozens of other items to ship to her unit. Her military awards and decorations consist of the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon the Combat Action Badge. Ashly was of the Protestant faith. In addition to her parents, she also leaves behind her stepmother, Deborah L. Moyer; stepfather, Jeff Drumheller; sisters, Karissa and Teagan; and her brothers, Tyler and Kyle. She was killed at age 21 when a makeshift bomb exploded near her vehicle in Baghdad. In October of 2009, a portion of Brookside Road in Lower Macungie Township, was designated the ‘Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer Memorial Road’.
630th Military Police Company
Burial is at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 8543