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Albert James Casey
- Name: Albert James Casey
- Location of Birth: Bass Lake Township, Cohasset, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: December 17, 1917
- Date of Death: April 10, 2005 (90 years old)
- Parents: James A. Casey and Elizabeth (Wolf) Casey
- High School and Class: 1933 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
- Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
- Branch: Army
- Other Branch:
- Date Sworn In: January 6, 1941 (Induction Date)
- Place Sworn In: St. Peter, Minnesota
- Date of Discharge: March 15, 1946
- Place of Discharge: O'Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, Missouri
Units and Locations:
||Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
| August 29, 1941
| April 1, 1944
|| April 15, 1944
|| United States
| Janury 1, 1945
|| January 6, 1945
|| European Theatre
| April 5, 1945
|| April 14, 1945
|| United States
- Military Awards:
Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with One Bronze Battle Star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Two Bronze Battle Stars
American Defense Ribbon with One Bronze Star
American Theatre Ribbon
Good Conduct Ribbon
- Military Highlights:
Served with Company K, 16th Infantry.
Military Occupational Specialty was Cannoneer, Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Battles and Campaigns: Aleutian Islands, Ardennes, and Rhineland
Albert was wounded on January 25, 1945 in Belgium
Information from Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge:
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 167 pounds
Number of Dependents: 3
Marital Status: Married
United States Citizen
Civilian Occupation: Truck Driver
Length of Service (Continental) 2 years, 3 months, 9 days
Length of Service (Foreign) 2 years, 11 months, 1 day
- Wars Involved:
World War II
- MIA / POW:
- Civilian Life:
Albert had been a resident of Bovey, Minnesota most of his life.
Albert and Mary Marinoff were married in November, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
He had been a truck driver in the West Hill, Danube, and Tioga mines and had worked in the arsenal in New Brighton, Minnesota.
Albert was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Coleraine, Minnesota and enjoyed hunting, fishing, crossword puzzles, and playing cribbage.
His parents, his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mary Ann Harling and Elizabeth Schires; two brothers, Aloysius and Martin; and his step-mother, Agnes preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances (James) Taylor and Sandy Hanks; four sons, Gregory Pirritano, Peter (Donna) Nelson, Leif Nelson; and Terry (Seyhar) Casey; a son-in-law, Jerry Harling, nineteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Albert died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota.
- Tribal Affiliation(s): Possibly Chippewa?