Jimmy Mack Casey has followed in both of his grandfather’s and his father’s footsteps and added to the family tradition of serving the country and community.
Casey, Weehawken High Shool Class of 2013, was an outstanding wrestler in his high school days. Casey was captain in both his junior and senior year and currently holds the Weehawken pin record at 20 pins in a season. He was a two time district place winner and two time regional qualifier, earning multiple all county varsity honors.
In 2014, Jimmy Mack enlisted in the US Marines. He has been in for about 3 1/2 years, after graduating from boot camp at Parris Island. He did his marine combat training and military policy training in Missouri and Texas. His Military Occupational Specialty is military police/corrections. He was stationed in San Diego, Calif., and is now serving two years in Okinawa, Japan. In October, he was promoted to corporal.
Jimmy Mack’s paternal grandfather, Private James Casey, served in the US Army during the Korean War. His maternal grandfather, Ernest A. Manzi, was a corporal in the US Marines during the Korean War.
His father is a retired Weehawken Police Officer.