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LCpl Thomas Michael Casey, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1946
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

Thomas, the son of Thomas M. Casey Sr. and Francis C. Casey of Milton MA, having enlisted and served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1967 shortly after his release from active duty Thomas enlisted in the US Marine Corps on November 20, 1967 in Boston MA. He arrived in Vietnam on May 16 1968, and was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

The search and destroy mission in Dodge City continued, it began on February 14 and in the early afternoon a Marine Platoon of Company D engaged another large NVA force in the village complex of Da Hoa in Dien Ban District. Once again the enemy troops were in well-fortified, concealed bunkers and had the advantage of cover pouring devastating automatic weapons and small arms fire at Marines who were assaulting from open and unprotected rice paddies. The fire fight lasted throughout the day, at times at close quarters until finally it ceased when the NVA broke contact and fled from the attacking Marines. The Marine dead and wounded were gathered and evacuated, with the search for the enemy continuing until darkness fell.

LCpl Casey was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

* LCpl Casey was presented the Navy Cross Medal posthumously "For extra ordinary heroism ....on 16 February 1969...."

Casualties:

Thomas Michael Casey
Michael Ray Coon
William Howard Farvour
Craig Mansfield Hemphill
Dennis Leroy Riley
Robert Walter Whitney
 
 
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  Thomas M Casey (1916 - 1995)
 
Burial:
Milton Cemetery
Milton
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Locust Avenue, Lot 4149
GPS (lat/lon): 42.25435, -71.06213
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Apr 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69166299
LCpl Thomas Michael Casey, Jr
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
LCpl Thomas Michael Casey, Jr
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
 
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 Added: Apr. 30, 2011
 
 
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