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Flags on Navajo Nation to fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of WWII veteran

Steven Ashley Sr. Navajo
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has ordered Flags on the reservation fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of World War II veteran Steven Ashley, Sr. He served five years in the U-S Army during the war before returning to the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has ordered Flags on the reservation fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of World War II veteran Steven Ashley, Sr.

He served five years in the U.S. Army during the war before returning to the Navajo Nation where he learned how to build homes through a tribal training program.

Ashley also served on the Sanders School Board and as president and secretary of the Lupton Chapter.

Navajo officials praised his lifelong dedication to his community.

Ashley died earlier this month and services were held in Allentown last Friday. He was 95.