The Selfless Soldier

Post written by: MattCasey

This site is dedicated to the memory of our father – the greatest man I have known!  James Michael Casey, Jim, Jimmy, Dad, Pop Pop… the MAN – Your giving nature was recognized and admired by all!  I love you Dad

 Please help keep his memory alive by sharing your comments, stories, and lots and lots of photos!

JMC Pages:   Obituary  |  Eulogy  |  Photo Galleries  |  Photo Albums

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Please check back often, as I plan to load a Ton of more photos, videos and memories of Dad. You do not need to register for the site to leave a comment, but can easily do so to create your own post threads and to upload photos.

5 Responses to “The Selfless Soldier”

  1. Nancy Smith Says:

    I knew your dad as Colonel Casey; he was the Professor of Military Science at the University of Georgia when I worked there for the Army ROTC. He was the greatest “boss” and invited the whole staff to his house for tailgating parties and we followed his life through Christmas cards and phone calls every year. When I see his picture posted in front of me, I realize that God blessed me by knowing a REALLY GOOD, Christian, faithful, honest, and devoted man.
    He was always a great friend to me and my husband, George.
    God bless you all at this tough time and I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Blessings, Nancy and George Smith, Athens, Georgia GOD BLESS, JIM DAWG!

  2. Cy Butler Says:

    I knew Jim as a dedicated instructor pilot who went above and beyond. He remains an inspiration to me. Jim will be missed by the men and women of LSI at Fort Rucker.

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  4. Dave Lawrence Says:

    I met your father while attending Command and General Staff College at Ft Leavenworth, KS in 1990. He was excited to be joining the Night Stalkers and spent a lot of time talking about my experiences in the 160th and the kinds of things he could expect. He was already a “quiet professional” – which I admired as a vital trait in special operations; and he was truly excited at the prospect of joining the elite unit. He impressed me as competent and committed, and I looked forward to serving with him at Ft Campbell. An officer of strong character, he assumed several significant senior levels of responsibility and certainly gained the respect of those who served with him. Our unit and SOF community was better because of his membership and contributions. I lost track of him over the years but often thought about Jim and wondered where life had taken him. Your thoughtful web site in his memory filled in the blanks – I am proud to have known him and share in your loss. May God Bless!

  5. MattCasey Says:

    Thanks for posting Nacy, Cy, and Dave…
    I don’t know as much as I would like to about the military/ professional side of dad’s life. However, I do know from hearing from many of his colleagues that he was fully committed to giving his all, and well respected. I also understand that he accomplished quite a bit, but not being a military man I suspect that I don’t fully understand the enormity of his accomplishments.

    I think that when he retired from the military he really focused that same energy he put into his career into being the best Pop Pop in the world to his grandkids (and father to Dillon, Jim, and I). I can only imagine how the positive nature, patience, understanding, and ability to cultivate relationships that I saw him express with my kids would have translated into the leadership roles he held in the Army.

    Thanks again for the posts… Matt

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