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JOSEPH FRANCIS CONVERY JR


is honored on Panel 37E, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • convery

    Posted on 2/25/18 - by stuart convery colscon@hotmail.com
    I saw your name on the wall, wish we could have meet,in 1968 I was 17 from stuart convery of Chester, England. thanks for your service , rest marine in GODS love
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 2/6/18 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Joseph F. Convery , Jr.
    Date of death: Killed in Action
    Home of record: Chester Pennsylvania
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star
    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
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 1/13/18 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Joseph Convery,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is 2018, Happy New Year. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • 1-28-2016

    Posted on 1/29/17
    I remember you when you left for Vietnam. I was only 12 YO and you were a hero to all of "little guys".
    You Mom cried every night you were in Nam & she never recovered from you death.
    I salute your house every time I pass it & will tell my grandkids of your sacrifice and your family's .
    Semper Fi . Devil Dog!!!
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  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 2/6/16 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fidelis, Marine.
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The Wall of Faces

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