Mike Casp

Army Football, 3 Army A’s, Captain of the 1961 Team.

I was the Fire Direction Officer with A/2/9 in the Spring of 1967 when Cpt, Casp became the battery CO. If I remember correctly, Michael had served the 5 years he was obligated to serve because of going to West Point. He had requested to be released from active duty but was involuntarily extended to serve until December of 1967. Captain Casp was a great Battery Commander and person. I was privileged to serve with him. Pictured with Mike in the picture above is, Warrant Officer Franklin, counter mortar radar officer, CPT Casp, Lt. Dennis Munden, Fire Direction Officer (FDO), “Chief of Smoke” SFC Rollings, and Lt. Dennis Dauphin, Executive Officer.

CPT Michael A. Casp In memory of our fallen brother

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother”

HHC Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment
Vietnam War

“Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It”

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPT Michael A. Casp, who died in the service of his country on November 14th, 1967 in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Helicopter Crash. At the time of his death Michael was 27 years of age. He was from Beaver, Pennsylvania. Michael is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 29E, Line 94.

The decorations earned by CPT Michael A. Casp include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

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Captain Casp was the Commander of A Battery, 2/9th Artillery. He was temporarily filling-in for the regular LNO whom was on R&R.

Mike was the Captain of the 1961 West Point football team

Mike 2d from left was Captain of the 1961 Football Team. Mike was Killed in Action

62 Guard Fall of 59

2 Comments

  1. peter j shaloni
    Posted March 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Michael Casp was my cousin. I was 12 when he was killed and only today on this site did I fully realize the bravery, sacrifice, and devotion to his comrades that he exhibited before giving the ultimate sacrifice. My biggest regret is that I never got to know him better had he survived. Thank you. Sincerely, Peter J Shalonis.

  2. Posted February 2, 2018 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    I was the Fire Direction Officer with A/2/9 in the Spring of 1967 when Cpt, Casp became the battery CO. If I remember correctly, Michael had served the 5 years he was obligated to serve because of going to West Point. He had requested to be released from active duty but was involuntarily extended to serve until December of 1967. Captain Casp was a great Battery Commander and person. I was privileged to serve with him. Pictured with Mike in the picture above is, Warrant Officer Franklin, counter mortar radar officer, CPT Casp, Lt. Dennis Munden, Fire Direction Officer (FDO), “Chief of Smoke” SFC Rollings, and Lt. Dennis Dauphin, Executive Officer.

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