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SGT KENITH CASICA

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 12-10-2005
  • Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 502D INFANTRY, 2D BCT(TF BAGHDAD)
  • Port/Base: FORT CAMPBELL, KY

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    He had a smile a that would light up a room. He could make anyone laugh.

    Always full of Motivation he kept his soldiers going through some though times.

    Honor & Remember Our American Hero
    Sgt. Kenith Casica
    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va

    Born in the Philippines, Kenith Casica grew up in Virginia Beach from the age of 2. As a teenager Kenith Casica worked at the McDonald's on Bonney Road in Virginia Beach. He delivered The Virginian-Pilot and worked for a time pouring concrete. Ken could light up a room with his jokes. He became a friend to everyone he met. He loved fishing and the ocean. Casica graduated from Green Run High School in 1994. and entered the Army two years later.

    Kenith met his childhood sweetheart - Renee when she was 14 and married him two years later, when he was 19. "He loved life," Gold Star Wife Renee said. "He was a person that could walk into a room that was dead and bring it back to life."

    Connie "Renee" Casica said her husband wanted to become a U.S. citizen more than anything in the world. "I think it made it made him more determined," Renee Casica said. "He believed in what he was doing. He believed he was making a difference over there." She's glad that her husband will become a citizen. "He wanted it more than anything, because this is his country."

    The 32-year-old Army sergeant will get his wish for citizenship, Renee Casica said - the day his ashes are buried in Kentucky.
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    rmy Sgt. Kenith Casica 32, who served with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. , was killed by small arms fire December 10, 2005 in Baghdad. It was his second tour in Iraq with the 101st, and it wasn't his first brush with death. Casica was injured by shrapnel from a rocket propelled grenade during his first deployment.

    Army Sgt. Kenith Casica 32, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom was assigned to the 1st Battalion, Bravo Co.502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died December 10, 2005 as a result of enemy small arms fire in Baghdad.

    Kenith received his US citizenship posthumously.

    Fallen But Never Forgotten Army Sgt. Kenith Casica Always Remember

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