“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

We called him Joey, just a young man from Akron, Ohio. A kid that was a Boy Scout and loved playing in the High School Marching Band at Akron Manchester High School, Joey has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. The oldest is Dan Ashley Jr., he played football in High School and the youngest brother is Benjamin Ashley. We were real proud of Joseph going into the service for his education and he loved what he was doing and always wanted to hear about his brother that was going into the Army, Benjamin. As a parent I was happy just to hear his voice every time he called home, Joey was just a small town country boy that loved his family and friends, and loved his God and Country.