LTC Thomas D. Casey was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/26/2011 at the age of 74.7
Floresville, TX
Flight Class 63-1
Date of Birth 12/27/1936
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: LTC Thomas Daniel Casey, U.S. Army (ret.) passed away September 26, 2011 in Floresville, TX at the age of 74.

He was born in New York City, New York, he graduated Omaha University where he married Barbara.

He entered the service 1961, and retired in 1981. Tom Casey was a combat medical evacuation helicopter pilot (Dustoff) serving our nation in Vietnam. He recruited pilots into the Army Medical Department aviation program. U.S. awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, thirteen Air Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, combat Medical Badge and Master Army Aviator Badge. His qualifications included both fixed wing (Mohawk) and helicopter instrument. Tom flew crash-rescue helicopters (Flatiron) at the Army Aviation Center. He served two tours in Korea and graduated from Army's Command and General Staff College.

He loved his family, cooking steaks on the grill outdoors, and feeding the deer. In the 1980's he was a pilot for the Texas Governor's Office. Tom enjoyed Model-A cars club travel with Barbara. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Casey but is survived by his daughter, his three grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren.

Burial was held on October 5, 2011 at Ft. Sam National Cemetery with full Military honors. Ccontributions may be made to the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home, 200 Veteran Drive, Floresville, Texas 78114. Condolences may be provided at

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