Casey, Hugh John, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
00G3-Army General Officer (G3)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1949, 00G3, US Far East Command/General Headquarters (GHQ FEC)
Service Years
1918 - 1949

Engineer Corps

Major General



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1898
 
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Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 30, 1981
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Not Specified

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  • Hugh John Casey

  • Date of birth: June 7, 1898
  • Date of death: 30-Aug-81
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
  • Home of record: Washington, D.C.

  • Hugh Casey entered the U.S. Military Academy during the summer of 1915. He was third in his class, which graduated in June 1918 due to the demands of World War I. After the war for a time he served as an engineer ROTC instructor at the University of Kansas from 1922 to 1926, and then served again in World War II earning the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star. Retired as a U.S. Army Major General, from 1953 to 1955 he was Chairman of the New York City Transit Authority.

   
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Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Corps of Engineers) Hugh John Casey (ASN: 0-9298), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 5 January 1942. Colonel Casey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 8 (1942)

Action Date: 5-Jan-42

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

 

Army Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General Hugh John Casey (ASN: 0-9298), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War II.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1942)

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General


 

Army Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Hugh John Casey (ASN: 0-9298), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 63 (1945)

Service: Army

Rank: Major General


 


   

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 Unit Assignments
US Far East Command
  1945-1949, 00G3, US Far East Command/General Headquarters (GHQ FEC)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1915-1918, United States Military Academy
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