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Robert Michael Casey
Birth: Jun. 15, 1948
Weehawken
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 16, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Robert the son of Martin J. Casey and Mary Ann Casey of Guttenberg NJ enlisted in the US Navy on July 26, 1966 in Brooklyn NY. He underwent Field Medical School at Camp LeJeune NC and then was stationed at the US Naval Hospital in St Albans NY. He arrived in Vietnam on December 15, 1967 and was assigned for duty with H&S Company attached to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

During Operation ALLEN BROOK, Company G 2d Battalion, and Company A 1st Battalion encountered a large NVA Regimental (36th) sized force of the 308th NVA Division in the heavily fortified village complex of Phu Dong on Go Noi Island. The Marines encountered heavy enemy fire, varying from individual small arms, to B-40 RPG's (Rocket Propelled Grenades), heavy machine-guns and mortar fire. The attacking Marine force began taking heavy casualties from an entrenched enemy who stood its ground in protective bunkers often fighting the Marines at close quarters.

Marine mortar fire and artillery support could not break the NVA defenses throughout most of the day, until finally the sweltering heat and an accumulation of fifty fixed wing air strikes forced the NVA out of their bunkers and trenches, afraid of encirclement by the evening the NVA broke contact and withdrew leaving some of their dead behind.

When the battle ended at the end of the day Company G counted their casualties, thirteen men had been killed in action and many more were wounded, among them HM3 Casey who had been killed in action as a result of a gunshot wound from hostile rifle fire.

* HM3 Casey was presented the Navy Cross Medal posthumously "For extraordinary heriosm on 16 May 1968 ..."

Casualties: Company G

Marvin "A" "J" Bullock
Robert Edward Church
Robert Glenn Freeman
Charles Rodney Hendrix
Michael Elliott Johnson
William Edwin Koehler
Ernest Clarence McCrimmon Jr.
Ormond Mitchell Miller
Michael John Morris
John David Ponder
Samuel Floyd Rolen
Bruce Edward Teague

Casualties: H&S Company attached to
Company G

Robert Michael Casey
 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
North Arlington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 25, Grave 103
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Apr 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68655142
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