Army Pfc. Elias Ashley, son of Earl Ashley, Wichita, and Keli Kincaid, De Soto, has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ashley, a civil affairs specialist, is a member of the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. He has served in the military for more than one year.
Ashley is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School.