Dedication of Major General George W. Casey Amphitheater
Built with a capital budget that included funding from the Boston College Neighborhood Improvement Fund, this flexible amphitheater can accommodate both small and large events alongside the newly renovated Smith Field. Major General George W. Casey was born on March 9, 1922, in Allston, General Casey served in occupation duty in Japan following WWII and in combat during the Korean War, where he received a Silver Star for his actions on Heartbreak Ridge. He was commanding the 1st Cavalry Division on his third tour in Vietnam when he died in a helicopter crash. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (3), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart (2) and Air Medal (8).