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SSGT George R. Casey

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SSGT George R. Casey

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 26 Nov 1942 (aged 33)
China
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section M Site 3
Memorial ID 474519 View Source
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Service No.(ASN): 6293469

George resided in Bexar County, Texas prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on August 2, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Married.

George served as a Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Some military records note that he was a Technical Sergeant.

George became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942. He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war. He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on October 28, 1947.

His brother, Sgt Robert P Casey, died in a plane training crash during the war in Algeria.

They are interred next to each other.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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