Soldier stationed at Camp Casey honors her great-uncle, for whom the camp is named

Soldier stationed at Camp Casey honors her great-uncle, for whom the camp is named

by U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud
U.S. Army

On the 66th anniversary of the death of Maj. Hugh B. Casey Jan. 11, his great-niece, a Soldier currently assigned to Camp Casey, places a wreath and small flags in his honor on a hill where his plane crashed in 1952 during the Korean War.

The great-niece, 2nd Lt. Sarah K. Casey, is a platoon leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, part of the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division.

She placed the wreath and flags at the foot of a tall, concrete cross that was erected in earlier years as a monument to Maj. Casey's memory.

Maj. Casey was in a light observation plane when it crashed on a hill just outside present-day Camp Casey.

He was a veteran of action in the Pacific during World War II, and during the Korean War was decorated for gallantry.

At the time of his death Casey was serving as a senior aide to the 3rd Infantry Division's commanding general. Maj. Casey was the son of Maj. Gen. Hugh J. Casey, who served as an aide to Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II.

During the placing of the wreath and flags, 2nd Lt. Casey was accompanied by Lt. Col. Brian A. Jacobs, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Casey.

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