MCCOMB, MS, USA U.S. Marines LCPL, CLB-1, CLR-1, 1ST MLG, CAMP PENDLETON, CA KARMAH, IRAQ 05/02/2008
Casey Lynne Casanova was born March 27, 1986 in New Orleans La. to Paula Carruth Casanova and Craig Casanova. Paula moved to McComb MS when Casey was four years old. Casey started singing at the age of four in the McComb Seventh Day Adventist Church. She grew up to have a beautiful voice. She sang the National Anthem at a Marine Ball and sang at a talent show in Iraq.
She attended grammar school at North Pike where she played drums. She went on to Bass Memorial Academy where she graduated in 2004. Casey went to camp every summer at camp Alamisco in Alamba from age six until age fifteen. After age fifteen she became a youth counselor at the camp.
After graduation she attended Southwest Community Collage in Summit Ms. where she was chosen to be one of the Southwest Singers and she also played the Steel Drums and the Xylophone.
She gave blood as much as she was allowed because she wanted to save lives. After collage she decided to join the Marines. Lance Corporal Casey Lynne Casanova turned 22 in Iraq on March 27, 2008. She was only woman from Mississippi killed in action in Iraq.
She had been assigned to CLB1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group 1 Marine Expeditionary Force. Camp Pendleton, Califorina as a Radio Technician.
Casey received the Mississippi Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart.