Casey (LEPRECONDO), John (Jack), DK3

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
DK-0000-Disbursing Clerk
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Disbursing Clerk
Primary Unit
1968-1968, DK-0000, NAVSTA Boston
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1963 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
DK-Disbursing Clerk
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 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Police (Chief/Officer)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Dept of MassachusettsPost 162Naval Historical FoundationUnited States Navy Memorial
Veterans of the Vietnam WarNavy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc.Northern Virginia Chapter 227Groton Base
Branch 20Connecticut Chapter
  1971, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Massachusetts (Member) (Boston, Massachusetts) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1984, American Legion, Post 162 (Member) (Lorton, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1984, Naval Historical Foundation [Verified]
  1984, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1985, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]
  1985, Navy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc. [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Northern Virginia Chapter 227 (Member) (Arlington, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Groton Base (Member) (Groton, Connecticut) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 20 (Member) (Groton, Connecticut) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Patriot Guard Riders, Connecticut Chapter (Connecticut) [Verified]2
  2008, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Lifetime Member [Verified] - Chap. Page


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What are you doing now:

Connecticut Patriot Guard Board of Directors
American Warrior Connecticut Honor Flight Project - Guardian, Board of Directors, Logistics Support, and Trip Co-Coordinator
Volunteer - WWII database registry
Volunteer - U.S. Navy Memorial and Registry Log
Volunteer - U.S. Army Memorial
Associate Member - United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
Life Member - VFW, Allston, Massachusetts
Life Member - American Legion Post, Lortan, VA
Life Member - Vietnam Veterans of America
Charter Member - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Member - Vietnam Era Seabees, INC.
Connecticut Patriot Guard support Vehicle 
My days are spent registering World War II veterans and civilians on the homefront on the WWII Memorial database. source:
My labor of love is to make sure as many veterans and civilians on the homefront are registered on the WW II Memorial database. My labor of love to honor all World War II veterans and civilian who contributed to the war time effort. These people are responsible for the intrastructure of our country that we have today.
I am a second generation Irishman whose ancestors came from County Cork, Ireland. I was born and raised in Allston, Massachusetts. Since 1968 my home has been Groton, Connecticut. I am retired from Pfizer, Inc. working 33 years as a chemical operator. I now fill my days with community service by volunteering in any events related to the military community.
I am married to the unpredictable, strong, confident, gracious, caring, never doing what was expected, "not going along with the crowd just to get along" woman, Carol. She rides a motorcycle, but I am not interested in riding. Through her riding we have become involved with the Patriot Guard Riders.  I am a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders, however, I participate on four wheels versus two wheels.

   
Other Comments:

"GROTON, Conn. -- A Groton man has made ensuring the recognition of World War II heroes his post-retirement labor of love.
John Casey has spent the past five years entering names of World War II veterans from Connecticut and the surrounding area into a national database.
The database is part of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and features four touch screens that display the names of those who served the country during the war. The monument was dedicated on May 29, 2004, and honors the 16 million who served in uniform and the countless others who contributed on the home front.
"There are three categories: World War II veteran, killed in the war or civilian on the home front, " Casey said.
Casey said that the names of only 20 percent of those who contributed are currently in the database.
"Fourteen million people have to be entered into this database at least, and then there were 100 million people at home -- Rosie the Riveter and stuff like that, " he said.
Casey said that entering the names into the database is the least he can do for those who defended the country's freedom during the early 1940s.
"When you serve your country, especially for me for World War II veterans -- they came home, they went back to raising their families, " Casey said. "They built the schools that you and I went to, they built the roads, they built the infrastructure that we enjoy. They saved the world. They are part of the greatest generation and they didn't say anything."
Casey said the he has personally entered 6, 000 names into the database. He finds the names of the heroes in town halls and then enters their names and details of their service during the war one at a time from home.
Casey said that the monument remains incomplete because the government doesn't have a centralized list of everyone who served during the war.
"The only way they get on is if they weren't lost or missing in action or killed during the war is to be individually put on there, " he said. "I first search the registry, see if somebody did it, a member of the family. If not, then I enter the information that's required."
Casey said that he had the pleasure of adding the name of his father and step-father, both World War II veterans, to the registry.
"They are my heroes, " Casey said.
Anybody can help to enter the names of veterans into the registry. Casey said that all that is needed to enter the names is the hero's discharge papers, which are usually available at the town hall where the veteran registered them.
"We ask you to fill out a form, require identification, so that we know that you are one of the eligible people to look at this record and get a copy of it, " said Barbara Tarbox, who is the town clerk and registrar of statistics in the city of Groton.
For information about the memorial and to help register veterans to the database, visit the World Word II Memorial's Web site."
Source, video, and PDF form can be found here:
http://www.wfsb.com/everydayheroes/11273287/detail.html

   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 11
 Duty Stations
Naval Reserve Forces CommandUS NavyNAB Little CreekNSA Danang, Vietnam/Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam
NAVSTA Boston
  1963-1965, 00-0000, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1965-1965, DK-0000, Naval Training Station (Cadre) Newport
  1965-1967, DK-0000, NAVSUBASE
  1967-1967, DK-0000, NAB Little Creek
  1967-1968, DK-0000, NSA Danang, Vietnam/Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1968-1968, DK-0000, NAVSTA Boston
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
  1967-1968 Danang , South Vietnam (FOB)
  1967-1968 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
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