CPT Michael P. Cassidy

CPT Michael P. Cassidy 1

CAPT. MICHAEL P. CASSIDY

Died: Jun. 17, 2010
Unit: 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga

Birth: Nov. 16, 1968, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 2010, Iraq

Capt. Michael P. Cassidy, 41, of Simpsonville, S.C., died June 17 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Capt. Cassidy was an Army physician assistant who grew up in Arlington County. Capt. Cassidy was serving in the Army National Guard when he signed up for active duty after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, his parents said. He worked as a medic in South Korea before being stationed in Iraq, where he was serving his second tour at the time of his death. Capt. Cassidy intended to pursue a military career. Michael was born in Wheaton. He attended Arlington’s Yorktown High School, where he played cello in the orchestra and tuba in the band. He graduated in 1986 as co-valedictorian. He studied history at Oberlin College in Ohio, graduating in 1991, and he later took graduate classes in pre-medical and chiropractic studies. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Johanna Reed Cassidy, and two daughters, Catherine Cassidy and Amber Cassidy, all of Simpsonville, S.C.; his parents, Henry and Susan Cassidy of Arlington; and two sisters. He served years in the National Guard, but decided to sign up for active duty after September 11th. He was serving his second tour in Iraq. He had done everything he had wanted to do, had accomplished everything he wanted to accomplish.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 60 Site 9168 CPT Michael P. Cassidy 2 CPT Michael P. Cassidy 3

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