ROBERT M CASEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 61E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

ROBERT MICHAEL CASEY

WALL NAME

ROBERT M CASEY

PANEL / LINE

61E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

06/15/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

GUTTENBERG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hudson County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM3

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT MICHAEL CASEY
POSTED ON 1.28.2019
POSTED BY: Joe McArdle

In memory of this Guttenberg resident

I brought my kids to the wall-and saw his name there 15 years ago-he is the only person I knew who died in that war, he lived up the street from me and my family in the Projects(Public housing) as they were called on the 4th floor on Broadway &69th Street, I was just 10 year old kid but remember the stir in the neighborhood and community when he was killed, reported that he served as a Navy Corpsman/Medic-don't know if that's accurate. My mother wouldn't let me play "Army" with the other neighborhood kids after that, luckily the draft ended while I was in High school, anyway RIP R. Casey!
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POSTED ON 6.15.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Petty Officer Third Class Robert Michael Casey, Served with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 10.17.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear HM3 Robert Casey,
Thank you for your service as a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class with the 1st Marine Division. Thanks for the lives you saved. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.16.2017
POSTED BY: William Swope

Operation Allen Brook

49 years ago today.Semper Fi, lost a lot of fellow Maine's that day.
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POSTED ON 5.16.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Robert Michael Casey
Date of birth: 15-Jun-48
Date of death: May 16, 1968
Home of record: Guttenberg New Jersey
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Hospitalman Third Class Robert Michael Casey (NSN: B-111377), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 16 May 1968 while serving as a Corpsman with Company G, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During Operation ALLEN BROOK, Company G was moving through a fortified village in Quang Nam Province to engage an estimated 200 North Vietnamese Army Regulars. Suddenly, the point elements came under heavy enemy fire, sustaining numerous casualties. Petty Officer Casey unhesitatingly moved forward under the intense hostile fire and administered medical aid to one of the wounded Marines. Although wounded himself, he disregarded his own injury as he proceeded to another casualty to render medical treatment. Wounded again while assisting his comrade, Petty Officer Casey steadfastly continued his efforts and moved to the aid of still another casualty, receiving two additional wounds while treating the Marine. When other Marines moved forward to evacuate Petty Officer Casey, he adamantly refused to leave the battle area, stating that he wanted to continue to treat the wounded. After being evacuated to the rear by his companions, he encouraged the casualties around him and provided instructions to others in applying battle dressings. Upon hearing a wounded Marine call for aid, Petty Officer Casey dauntlessly crawled to the man and, while treating his injuries, was mortally wounded. By his unflagging courage, selfless concern for the welfare of his comrades, and unfaltering devotion to duty, Petty Officer Casey upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 16-May-68

Service: Navy

Rank: Hospitalman Third Class

Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company G

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 7th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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