Col. David Ashe was visiting his parents in Virginia Beach, VA during his final days of active-duty service as a Marine when the 9/11 attacks occurred. Without hesitation, then-Capt Ashe donned his camouflage utility uniform, drove to Ground Zero, and began to render aid as part of the Bucket Brigades.
Upon returning home, he would decide to continue serving in the Marine Corps. His courageous charge toward the sounds of chaos reflects the very essence of the phrase: Semper Fidelis. Always faithful.