Ricky & Melissa Burch would like to announce the engagement of their son, Sgt. Andrew M. Burch of Vermontville, NY to Sgt. Ashley M. Patton of Marysville, OH. Ashley is the daughter of Lance & Suzette Emberling of Marysville, OH.
Andrew is a 2003 graduate of Saranac Lake High School. He attended NCCC until he decided to join the US Army in January 2005. Andrew is stationed at Ft. Richardson, AK as a Paratrooper (MP & Airborne), but currently deployed to Afghanistan until approximately February 2010. He has also done a tour in Iraq from September 2006-November 2007.
Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School. Ashley joined the US Army in September 2005. She is also stationed at Ft. Richardson, AK as an MP and is currently deployed to Afghanistan. Ashley has also done a tour in Iraq.
Ashley Patton and Andrew Burch
Andrew & Ashley will be home on leave in Vermontville, NY, September 2009, when a small ceremony is planned with immediate family at the home of Andrew's parents. A big wedding ceremony is planned for September 2010.
**Thank you both for serving our country and making your parents so proud of the both of you. Come home safe!