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Veterinary Medical Center

The Veterinary Medical Center lobby has a plaque in honor of Lt. (j.g.) Robern Irving Ashman Jr., DVM ’40. The only alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine to lose his life in the line of duty during World War II.

Robert Ashman

in the Veterinary Medical Center lobby

Lt. Ashman died in a plane crash off the coast of Africa on November 23, 1942. He was the only son of Robert L. ’13 and Gladys C. Ashman of Chelsea, Maine.