PFC Ashton Dell Flair, US Army

Ashton left us and entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  He was born on May 6, 2002 in Metairie, LA the oldest child of Alan Timothy Flair and Margaret Tobi Flair.  He is also survived by his sister Abbegail Beatrice Flair; grandparents William Herzog, Michael and Linda Pscenicka and preceeded in death by Albert Dell Flair, Sr., Betty Blancand Flair, and uncle Albert Dell Flair Jr.  He will be missed by his aunts and uncles: Brian and Carly Herzog and their daughter Eleanor; Stacy and Thomas Hopkins and their children Braden and Brock; Michael Pscenicka III and his children Emma and Michael IV; Beatrice Flair; Gustave and Lisa Flair and their children Nicholas and Bri Flair, and Alexander Flair.

Ashton was a student at John Calvin preschool, St. Philip Neri, Holy Cross, J.B. Martin Middle and graduated from Hahnville High School in May of 2020.  While at Hahnville he was involved in numerous organizations including HHS Tiger Band, National Art Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Students, and AFJROTC where he served as Co-Commander.  Ashton was a member of the American Legion Post 131 and was selected to attend Louisiana Boys State in Natchitoches where he was awarded the City’s Most Outstanding Citizen.  During his high school years, he received numerous awards for demonstrating excellence in military studies, leadership, courage, commitment, and a desire to serve the community.

He enlisted in the United States Army on June 14, 2019 — the Army’s birthday and Flag Day — between his junior and senior year of high school.  Being an avid Boy Scout in Troop 231, he earned his Eagle rank in 2020.  He took great joy in working at Camp Salmen in the summers and the numerous scouting hikes he took over his decade in scouting.  One of his greatest highlights was visiting the Philmont Scout Ranch high adventure camp with his Dad, where they hiked over 90 miles which included summitting Baldy Mountain.

Ashton arrived at Basic Combat Training (BCT) in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on June 8, 2020 and graduated on August 20th as part of Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 13th infantry, 4th Platoon. He proceeded to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, Virginia and was part of the Charlie Company 1-222 Aviation Regiment where he was studying to be a Blackhawk Mechanic (Tango 15).

Ashton was accepted to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and was planning to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.  He aspired to a 20-year career in the US Army followed by civilian service in Federal Law Enforcement.

Ashton loved art, the outdoors, fishing, and hunting, but his drive to care for people filled his heart and led him to a career in the Army to serve OUR country and its people.  His urge to help others was Ashton’s top priority, as evidenced by the outpouring from his school, church, ROTC, and military communities.

Visitation will be at Holy Family Church, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling, LA 70070, on Wednesday, October 28 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 10:30am to 11:30a.  Services will begin at 12noon with Interment at Metairie Cemetery.

Visitation and Service will be streamed.

The link is on the Holy Family web site https://holyfamilychurchluling.com/

for their YouTube Page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVdkqut7fCrtEPTxFTnuTcg/

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Ashton Dell Flair Memorial Scholarship (An account has been set up at Hancock Whitney Bank and on Go Fund Me) or the American Legion Post 131, P.O. Box 646, Luling, LA 70070.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com

 

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