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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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS MICHAEL CASEY JR
POSTED ON 2.17.2002
POSTED BY: John Barber

To a friend

Tommy Casey did not have to go to Vietnam. He had served with the US Navy and was honorably discharged. Shortly after Tommy got out of the Navy, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was one of three first cousins to be killed in Vietnam. Your memory will always be kept alive by myself and the rest of the guys. Tommy, not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Semper Fi.
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POSTED ON 6.9.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE NAVY CROSS WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


LANCE CORPORAL


THOMAS MICHAEL CASEY JR


was serving as a


FIRE TEAM LEADER


with


COMPANY ' D '

FIRST BATTALION

SEVENTH MARINES

FIRST MARINE DIVISION


and was a posthumous recipient of the



~ ~ ~ NAVY CROSS ~ ~ ~


~ ~ ~ PURPLE HEART ~ ~ ~





~ ~ ~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~ ~ ~





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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CITATION


FOR AWARD OF THE


NAVY CROSS


TO


LANCE CORPORAL


THOMAS MICHAEL CASEY JR.



For extraordinary heroism while serving as a Fire Team Leader with

Company D, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division,

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 manoeuvered 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 manoeuvering 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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