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, NY to Edward & Vera Casey on December 27, 1936. Tom was graduated from 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. He was a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
In the 1980’s Tom was a pilot for the Texas Governor’s Office.