“What a difference a year makes. So blessed to have my very own hero as a Dad. A year ago we watched a few reels of slides and saw photos I had never seen before. This was many of them that I just loved.
“Yesterday Dad took his last ride down Main Street with a Police escort from one of my high school best friends, Omar. He blocked all roads and traffic and saluted the motorcade as it pulled to the church.
“My brother, uncle and nephews, Brandon and Aidan, and Camden and Carson were all pallbearers. My niece Brittany and nephew Aidan did great readings from the Bible and my sister did a eulogy that I could never do in a Million Years. She was so strong and told amazing stories of my Dad that most didn’t know. My Dad was a humble hero and never really looked for fame. The other night my brother and I found a letter he wrote requesting to go to Vietnam in the early 60’s… who does that? He did. Thankfully he was turned down and was able to meet my Mom. A few years later he would go and go a total of 2 times.
“My amazing niece Keelin belted out a Catholic version of Hallelujah. OMG it was simply amazing and I can tell you there was not a dry eye in the house. Then we headed to the cemetery. Omar stopped at our house on Main Street and hit the lights and siren for one last time at my parents’ house. I knew what he was doing. He loved my parents and knew just how to give this guy a special sendoff. Once we arrived at the cemetery we were met with a full military detail. An Army Command Sergeant Major and his team provided the ultimate farewell to my father with a 21 gun salute & TAPS– they were perfect. I know many of his friends from around the world and around the country could not make it but I wanted everyone to know it was AMAZING! God Bless you Timothy Francis Casey: Best Son, Big Brother, Husband, Uncle, Dad, Grandfather and Friend anyone could ask for.”
Rest in peace hero. Thank you for your 26 years of service to our country and dedicating your life to our freedoms and your family.