Silver Star CitationPosted on 2/6/14 - by A Marine - VietnamSilver StarMORE
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Joseph F. Convery, Jr. (MCSN: 2347401), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company F, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 6 February 1968, during the enemy's TET Offensive, Company F advanced to relieve an Army of the Republic of Vietnam unit heavily engaged with a North Vietnamese Army battalion entrenched in a small village south of DaNang. Throughout the ensuing day-long battle, he aggressively led his men against the enemy as his team often operated as an independent unit. Late in the afternoon, Private First Class Convery positioned his fire team for an assault against an enemy recoilless rifle position. Completely disregarding his own safety, he continuously exposed himself to hostile fire as he aggressively led his team in attacking the emplacement. Although mortally wounded just as his men seized the enemy recoilless rifle position, he personally accounted for eight North Vietnamese confirmed killed during the assault. By his heroic actions, decisive leadership and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Convery upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: 6-Feb-68
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company F
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 3d Marines
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 1/27/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear PFC Joseph Francis Convery Jr, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
We RememberPosted on 11/27/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comJoseph is buried at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Broomall,PA. PH
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE ~~~~~ SILVER STAR ~~~~~Posted on 10/2/00 - by CLAY MARSTONPRIVATE FIRST CLASSMORE
JOSEPH FRANCIS CONVERY JR.
Service No. 2347401
was a posthumous recipient of the
~~~~~ SILVER STAR ~~~~~
~~~~~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~~~~~
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.