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Operation Iraqi Freedom First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Ashley L. Henderson Huff — Hometown Heroes

Operation Iraqi Freedom

First Lieutenant, Army

Ashley L. Henderson Huff

Belle Mead

December 19, 1982 – 19 September 2006

● Friend of Kurdistan

● Advocate of Irbil Police Academy

● Died in the Defense of Freedom

Montgomery High School graduate Class of 2000, Ashley Henderson Huff joined the U.S. Army in May 2004, and was deployed to Iraq in December 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was a platoon leader with the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion. Huff was killed when a roadside side bomb detonated while she was on patrol on September 19, 2006. She was the first New Jersey woman to be killed in the war. She was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Combat Action Badge. The road leading in to Montgomery High School was recently re-named Lieutenant Ashley Henderson Huff Memorial Drive, in honor of Ashley’s service to her country. ■

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