Hugh Boyd Casey
Major, United States Army
OF GENERAL KILLED DURING ACTION IN KOREA
January 18, 1952
Major Hugh B. Casey has been killed in action in Korea according to word received here yesterday from the Department of Defense by his parents, Major General and Mrs. Hugh J. Casey of 120 East End Avenue.
Major Casey, a veteran of the Leyte and Luzon Campaigns in World War II was 26 years olf. He was the recipient of two Silver Stars for gallantry in the Korean fighting.
The holder of a commission in the regular Army,
Major Casey studied at Rensaelaer Polytechnic Institute and received his
commission from Officers Candidate School in 1945. His father was
a graduate of West Point and retired from the Army in 1949 after
serving as Chief Engineer for General of the Army Douglas MacArthur in
the Pacific Theater. Major Casey is survived by a brother, Keith,
and a sister, Patricia, who is the wife of Major Frank
B. Clay, son of Generl Luicius B. Clay.
Major Casey was a veteran of World War II.
In Korea, he was a member of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.
He was commended for his actions at the Hungman Beachhead. He was killed
in the crash of a light Army aircraft near Tong Du Chon, South Korea on
January 11, 1952. For his leadership and valor, Major Casey was awarded
the Distinguished Service Cross, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean
Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
CASEY, HUGH B
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/30/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 01/11/1952
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/04/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1980A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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