Hugh Boyd Casey

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Major Hugh Boyd Casey (November 30, 1925 – January 11, 1952) is the namesake of the U.S. Army 3,500-acre (14 km2) Camp Casey installation in South Korea, named and officially dedicated in 1952 in his memory.[1] Major Casey was the son of General Hugh John Casey and was killed after surviving combat for almost two years with the 7th Infantry, in a non-hostile airplane crash during the Korean War while serving in the position of aide-de-camp to the 3d Infantry Division Commander.[1] He enlisted in the Army during World War II and served in several South Pacific campaigns. After the war, he was commissioned as a regular Army officer.

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 Badge, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Major Casey's sister, Patricia Adams Casey, married Frank Butner Clay, who retired from the U.S. Army as a major general in 1973.[2] Major General Hugh John Casey served on the personal staff of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur as his chief engineer during World War II.

Major Casey is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[3]


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