Byron Everett Casey, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Byron Everett Casey
Gunner's Mate Second Class, US Naval Reserve
Date of Death: May 11, 1945
Cause of Death: Killed in Action (Japanese kamikaze attacks on the USS Bunker Hill off Okinawa on May 11, 1945), Buried at Sea by Administrative Decision
Monument: Tablets of The Missing At Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Purple Heart
Hometown: Hebron

Newspaper Notices:

Navy Man of Hebron Dies

Byron E. Casey, P. O. 2c. son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Casey, of Hayward, California, formerly of Hebron, was killed in action and buried at sea while serving on the U. S. S. Bunkerhill, a ship that has seen much action in the Pacific theater, according to a telegram received by Harry Fry, of the Hebron American Legion post.

Young Casey lived in Hebron with his parents for several years and was graduated from the Hebron high school in 1941. He entered the service in the summer of 1942. The Casey family moved to California last October.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 8, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 5

BYRON E. CASEY - Seaman 2nd Class, 7347114, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Casey. He was killed in action while serving in Pacific theater and was buried at sea. He served on the USS BUNKERHILL. He was a graduate of the class of 1941 of Hebron High School and entered the service in the summer of 1942. The Indiana Archives, Indianapolis, lists his death, "Navy list of casualties, released July 4, 1945, killed in action."
History Committee. 1990. Charter Centennial: Hebron, Indiana, 1890-1990. Hebron, Indiana: Star Printing. 120 p. [page 10]

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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