Goldsboro-based National Guard Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The North Carolina National Guard says a 24-year-old soldier from Raeford died in Afghanistan after multiple improvised explosive devises detonated near her position.

The guard and Department of Defense announced Sunday that 1st Lt. Ashley White was among three soldiers killed in Kandahar province on Saturday when their unit was attacked. Two soldiers assigned to a Washington state battalion also died.

White was assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, of the National Guard's Goldsboro-based Company C.

North Carolina National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk says White was a fine soldier who never shied away from the tough jobs.

A guard release says White had volunteered for her mission with special operations forces as part of a cultural support team.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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  • by obama voter on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:13 AM
    Ask obama if he cares.
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      by Sad on Oct 24, 2011 at 08:25 AM in reply to obama voter
      Did you really just make this about Obama?!
  • by Linda Location: Madisonville,Texas on Oct 23, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    I want to say Iam truly sorry for your lost.God be with your family.You are one of AMERICA's Heros.you are a shining star.God Bless you for all you did.For all you gave.you will always be in my prayers.
  • by Retired Enlisted Marine on Oct 23, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Semper Fidelis Lt. White. My prayers are with you your family and our brothers and sisters still serving.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    WITN, is there really a need to make public the way the young LADY was killed? How about injuries during a combat operation.
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      by Tut-tut on Oct 23, 2011 at 06:05 PM in reply to
      Don't be so touchy, she died defending our country, it was her choice, don't sugar coat it just because she's a woman.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2011 at 07:09 PM in reply to Tut-tut
        You never served. HAVE SOME RESPECT!
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          by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:29 PM in reply to
          None here.
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      by retired cav scout on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:04 AM in reply to
      To anonymous, what is so wrong with telling the truth. She is a HERO, nothing less.WITN should tell it the way it happened or people like you will downplay this war, and it is a war. Only somebody who has never served would even thinking of making a statement like that.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:29 PM in reply to retired cav scout
        Only a flag waving hypocrite would make such a ridiculous statement. Hero? For what? Dying? How idiotic.
  • by Thank you on Oct 23, 2011 at 05:22 PM
    RIP LT, my prayers are with your family! Thank you for all you have done hero!
  • by grateful american Location: enc on Oct 23, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
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