20 October 2012
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson recognized the service and sacrifice of local veterans at a public ceremony for his second annual Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC). One of the selected honorees is Lt. General Richard E. Carey (ret.) (CNCS 1962).
Lt. General Richard E. Carey of Allen, a graduate of the Naval war College, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1983, where he retired from his post as Commanding General, Marine Corps Development and Education Command in Quanitco, VA. Through his career as a Naval Aviator and Assistant Wing Commander, Carey served in combat operations in Vietnam and Japan. Upon his retirement, General Carey had accrued the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and gold star, Air Medal with numeral 15, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with three bronze stars, Navy United Commendation Medal with bronze star, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. He was also well-known for strengthening the famous Marine Corps Marathon. Now a resident of Plano, Texas, General Carey continues to serve his local community and is very involved with the VA North Texas System.
Posted by Jenna M. Gagne, Office of Alumni Affairs
Originally published at http://samjohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=311286