|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1970|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 2007, Iraq|
Casey Casavant of Cascade, MT and former Ranger from Fort Lewis, WA. He was killed while employed by Blackwater Security when his helicopter was shot down in Iraq. He was born in Vermont but spent several years in Cascade. He then moved back to Vermont, where he graduated from high school. Casey lived in Montana from age 6 until he was about 13 and had wanted us to look for some property for him out here, a place he could raise some horses and some cattle. He had served in the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq with the 75th Rangers, a special forces unit. His grandfather is buried in Chestnut Valley Cemetery and he and Casey were big buddies. He was a 1989 graduate of U-32 High School in East Montpelier. He graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2000, and most recently lived in Cascade, Mont., before going to Iraq. Casey had been in Iraq for the past two years working as a private contractor for the Defense Department. He is the first private citizen with ties to Vermont known to have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. He was 35.
Chesnut Valley Cemetery
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jan 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17689736
I have just learned there will be a memorial for you and others killed in action, sponsored by the State Department. May this memorial give those who visit there a sense of your sacrifice. Thank you for your service.|
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