THOMAS M CASEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

THOMAS MICHAEL CASEY JR

WALL NAME

THOMAS M CASEY JR

PANEL / LINE

32W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

07/06/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MILTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Norfolk County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS MICHAEL CASEY JR
POSTED ON 3.17.2019

From a cousin

I served 28 years in the Corps and retired as a colonel. I would have never been able to measure up to your bravery. When stationed in DC I jogged by the memorial every day and rendered you a salute.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2019
POSTED BY: John F Donnelly

Old Friend

Well this is the big one, hard to belive is been 50 years! Seems like just yesterday we were sitting on my rack and having a beer and talking about home! Can't tell you Casey how much I miss you but I'm sure you know. Will be stopping by later today to say hello and chat,maybe I'll bring some Wild Irish Rose and we'LL have a pop or two? Miss you a lot old friend talk to you later. Ooh Rah!
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POSTED ON 2.16.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Navy Cross Citation

Thomas Michael Casey

Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Thomas Michael Casey, Jr. (MCSN: 2422191), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company D, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the afternoon of 16 February 1969, Company D was assaulting a large North Vietnamese Army force occupying a well-entrenched position in Quang Nam Province. Alertly observing an enemy fortification, Lance Corporal Casey launched a determined assault upon the hostile position, delivering accurate fire as he fearlessly maneuvered across fifty meters of fire-swept terrain. Upon reaching the hostile bunker, he boldly hurled grenades into it, destroying the North Vietnamese emplacements and killing an enemy soldier. Disregarding his own safety, he went to several casualties, and ignoring the hostile rounds impacting around him, skillfully administered first aid to his wounded comrades. Realizing the need for an M-79 grenade launcher, he again rushed across the hazardous area and, obtaining the weapon, returned to the position of heaviest contact. When two additional Marines were wounded, he unhesitatingly commenced maneuvering through a hail of fire to assist the injured men, but as he approached the casualties he was mortally wounded. His heroic actions and aggressive fighting spirit inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of several Marines. By his courage, sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades, and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Casey upheld the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2019
POSTED BY: John Barber

50th Anniversary

It's been 50 years since you were taken from us. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and all the other guys from the neighborhood. There will be a Mass said for you tomorrow.
NEVER FORGET.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2018
POSTED BY: John F Donnelly

Time stands still

I remember you almost every day of the year but this day is all you, my heart is filled with sadness and remembrance of you. That smile of yours, I see it in everyone I meet on this day. I miss you my friend but know we'll meet again at the final muster. Save me a spot in your plotton and we"ll raise a little hell. I'll bring the wild Irish Rose!!! Miss you my friend, John F Donnelly
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