- 23 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 21, 1985
- Date of passing: Jun 24, 2009
|Let the memory of Casey be with us forever|
Cpl. Casey L. Hills of Salem, Illinois is the son of Tami and Mark Hills of Salem. He originally served in the Illinois Army National Guard before he transferred to the Army Reserve and was assigned to the 100th Battalion's Charlie Company after it was activated in August. Casey was hard working, quiet, and unassuming. The Ready Reserve soldier worked very hard and was well liked by his buddies. He never complained about being called back to duty and always carried his fair share. Casey had been assigned to Kuwait since October 2008 and had been scheduled to return home in late July 2009. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon. Casey was part of a mission into Iraq from their base in Kuwait. He died at age 23 in a humvee accident in Iraq. He was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in the southern part of the country during convoy operations. Casey is survived by his parents, Mark and Tammy Hills, grandparents, Billy and Violet Hills, brother, Blake Hills, sister: Danielle Hills, niece, Lorelei and nephew, Briar.
"Casey not a day goes by without me thinks my about you bro. Keep looking down on us. You would be so proud of your sister ❤️ She's doing well. I saw your mom not too long ago and I just wanted to cry because I miss you so much. I love ya bro."
"I'm loving you to the Heavens and back always and forever... blowing you many kisses, catch them all. xoxo, Mom"
"Miss Casey's huge smile and loving character! He was such an awesome person. I grew up with Casey and miss the days where we would ride our bike all day until Momma Tammy would yell at us saying it was time to come in. Miss you buddy!"
"My cousin Casey was a strong man and loved doing what he did for our country. he was very loving and had a big heart and was loved by all that knew him. Casey you will be in our hearts and thoughts forever and we all love and miss you terribly and will reunite one day.God bless you!!"