SON 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.
The son of Major General Hugh John Casey. Buried in a site in Section 3 of Alington National Cemetery, adjacent to his Father.
Hugh Boyd Casey
Born November 30, 1925
Major, U.S. Army
Non-hostile Air Crash
Died January 11, 1952 in Korea
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
- MAJOR USA
- 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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