A Four Star NitwitPosted on 4/22/14 - by Joe WelshThe minute this nitwit joined our platoon we knew he was trouble. He could never understand what he was told to do. That issue combined with his need for small boys was his ending. Can't say anybody was sad to see him go.MORE
SorryPosted on 4/14/14 - by LDOh Joey. I don't know how they ever found out the truth about you. I'm so sorry. I'don't think it was from me. It never really mattered to me if you were gay as long as we were togetherMORE
Sorry SituationPosted on 4/8/14 - by Denny OwensThis homo would probably be welcomed in the Corps today but back in the 60"s he was in trouble as soon as he got off the plane. Sounds like the Corps took care of this problem on their own. Got what he deserved then gave him a medal to cover it up.MORE
One Pansy Ass MarinePosted on 4/7/14 - by Vince FuscoWhen this A hole arrived in country back in July 1967 we all knew he was in trouble.He would piss his pants every time he was sent out on patrol. He even tried to convice everybody he had a girlfiend back home but no body would believe him.We all knew he was a little funny. He would always cry he wanted to go home. Not a hero, Not at all!!MORE
A Sorry MarinePosted on 3/31/14 - by Bobby MorrisThis marine was his own worse enemy. He would neve follow orders and couldn't keep his hands to himself.I was there when the MP's had to take him away because he was with a young Viet boy. He was "gone" a few days later. I don't know why they gave him a silver star and at this point I really don't care.MORE
A Bad MarinePosted on 3/24/14 - by Rich AdamiI know this guy. Really a bad marine. No doubt he created a lot of problems for the men around him.Didn't deserve to be a marine. Wken he wasn't trying to "buddy-up" with another guy he was crying he wanted to go home. I certainly know he didn't deserve any medals.MORE
A Bad GuyPosted on 3/12/14 - by Dan WhitlockAfter seeing all of the messages below I have to say that I recall this guy also.A pretty bad marine and bad person. I remember the night back in 1967 when the MPs had to pull him off of a 12 year old Vietnamese boy. Should have got rid of him right then.MORE
Know This GuyPosted on 3/7/14 - by Bob PowersI heard about this guy when he first arrived in country back in 67.No one wanted to come near him Definetly know he didn't earn that silver star and most of the marines there knew he was a little funny.MORE
Silver Star HomoPosted on 3/5/14 - by Bill MendalevA lot has been said about this guy and for the most part true. I knew he was gay and caused a lot of problems for the guys around him. Looked like the only way they could of got rid of himMORE
Not A Real MarinePosted on 3/4/14 - by Gunnery Sergeant DillonThis person was a member of my company in VietNam in 67-68. He never understood a thing you would tell him and got good marines killed or wounded.Certainly did not deserve a silver star unless they gave them out for stupidity.MORE
I DO REMENBERPosted on 3/3/14 - by Vic ThomasYeah, I remember this idiot. One of the dumbest characters youll ever meet. Everybody knew he was a little funny and tried to stay away from him.Don't know what the medal is for, the story below is a bunch os BS.MORE
Sad but TruePosted on 2/25/14 - by Steve BoydIts sad but true about this lady. Certainly no hero. He would cry himself to sleep at night when he wasn't trying to crawl into somebodys sack. Still can't figure out why they gave this nit wit a medal.MORE
Your RightPosted on 2/10/14 - by Rocco MYour right about this guy. The guys in his platoon used to call him Dolly. Always wondered how he died now I know.
No HeroPosted on 2/7/14 - by TrooperI served with this guy in Vietnam in 68 and believe me this guy is no hero. His stupidity got good men killed but what got him killed was the fact that he was gayMORE
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 email@example.comDear 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgJoseph is buried at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Broomall,PA. PH
Miss you JoePosted on 11/18/04 - by Frank Buckingham email@example.comWe had some great times together particularly in the summer of 1966.I remember that old wreck of a Plymouth that you drove and I especially remember the day we both signed up. Most of all I remember a great friend. I miss you.MORE
For My BrotherPosted on 7/17/02 - by Your loving sisterI look at your picture just about everyday and often find myself wondering what you would have been like...had you lived. I was only eight when you died, but I have some cherished memories. My children see your picture, and ask me what you were like. I tell them what I can remember. How ironic that my youngest son should bear your likeness. People tell me all the time..... "He looks so much like Joe"MORE
Your memory will never fade.
My Loving UnclePosted on 12/20/01 - by Monica ConveryI never had the pleasure to meet my fathers brother but can only imagine the courage he had. To go through what he did at such a young age is purely remarkable and part of Convery History that we are so proud of. I cherish the way my father speaks of him and know that though we have never met we are in some ways connected. I hope that I too will have the strength and courage that this young man showed and I know that his memory will live on forever!MORE
~I love you daddy~
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.