Casey L Casanova

Casey L Casanova

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U.S. Marines
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.

Casey’s portrait is also located on Poster 7


4 Responses to “Casey L Casanova”
  1. Michael Ross says:

    Casey, You don’t know me, and I don’t know you.
    But Cassey Casanova I know off you.
    You have my deepest respect, and because I am a veteran of no war I will always remember you as I bow my head on November 11th the British day of rememberence and the 2nd of May your day.
    Bless you

  2. Michael Ross says:

    Casey you don’t know me, nor do I know you.
    But Casey as an ex British Naval veteran of no wars,
    You have more than earned the respect from all serving and ex serving brothers.
    I will think of you when I bow my head on November 11th the British day of rememberence
    And then on the second day of May, your day.
    Bless you x

  3. Karen Gaiennie says:

    Casey was my husbands cousin. She was intelligent, beautiful, and she loved her country. Thank you so much for your kind words and for remembering our Casey. And thank you for your service also.

    Karen Gaiennie
    Gulfport, Ms

  4. Kristine Phanthavilay says:

    Casanova and I went to boot camp together. The last time I saw her alive haunts me to this day. It was right before we deployed, I saw her from a few feet away and didn’t say hello. Figured I’d see her later. Never got that chance. I’m sorry love. I think of you all the time, especially when Memorial Day comes around. RIP my dear.

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