Private First Class Lonus A. Ashburn was a assigned to the 136th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division. At the time of his death the Division was breaking up the last organized resistance of the Japanese on the Island of Luzon. He was killed in action 12 May 1945 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
“I believe Lonus was a part of Company ‘C’ and was killed along with 9 others while assaulting a target called Skyline Ridge which I believe is Mt Ugo on Luzon. His Captain’s name was Capt Fox. They were killed in a crossfire of AT LEAST 3 Jap machine guns.” – Submitted by Lanny Ashburn, nephew