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Roger Casey « North Carolina's WWII ExperienceNorth Carolina's WWII Experience

Roger Casey

– Goldsboro, NC
Company D, 119th Regiment, 30th Infantry Division

Casey, who was assigned to a division initially made up of North and South Carolina guardsmen, landed on Omaha Beach sixt to eight weeks after D-Day. At first, he carried ammunition in a machine gun squad, but later was assigned to be a gunner — a job he wanted to do. Still emotional about his experiences in World War II, Roger spoke frankly about killing German soldiers, his fear of their artillery, the brutality of the fighting and the harsh weather conditions they often endured.

Roger Casey rations card from Company D, 119th Regiment, 30th Infantry Division.