This Memorial Day, we would like to salute a Marine who is in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Lance Corporal Tom Carey, son of Tom & Vicki Carey, joined the Marines in 2009 and is stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. A native of Northeast Philadelphia and a graduate of Father Judge High School, he is currently serving his second tour of cold, rough Afghanistan.
Tom works with his IED detecting dog, Cash, an intelligent black lab that trains hard daily to stay sharp and in shape. Cash is the lead dog of 35 highly trained canines in the platoon, mostly Labrador Retrievers, with a value of $80,000 each! Tom and his dog never separate; a recent paw injury had them flown out of camp together so that Cash could receive veterinary care.
Prudential Fox & Roach’s Society Hill Office has adopted our hero Tom. During his last tour, over 43 boxes brimming with personal hygiene items, food, underwear, socks, baby wipes, flea collars and more were sent to Tom, who generously shared the items with his entire platoon. It is hard to imagine not being able to shower, or wash your clothes for months at a time. These men tolerate conditions we can’t begin to understand, all to serve the USA. Our gifts of time and supplies are nothing compared to what these Marines give.
This Memorial Day, as we enjoy our day off and the holiday festivities, let us take some time to thank those who have served and are still serving our country. Thank you Tom for your service and sacrifice for the United States of America!
Be safe & come home soon!