ELWOOD D COVEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

ELWOOD D COVEY JR

WALL NAME

ELWOOD D COVEY JR

PANEL / LINE

13E/96

DATE OF BIRTH

03/29/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/29/1966

HOME OF RECORD

NEWARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELWOOD D COVEY JR
POSTED ON 3.29.2023
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Elwood D. Covey Jr., Served with the Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2023
POSTED BY: Jake Wood

My uncle

Seeing my uncle Elwood’s photos and the description of his final mission for the first time in my life today gives me a whole different appreciation for him. My mother told me stories about him often over the years and always pointed out how much I looked like him. His service and sacrifice was part of what inspired me to join the army ten years ago. My family and I appreciate the remembrances posted here and certainly wish we could hear more stories of his time in the Marine Corps.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2021

Final Mission of SGT Elwood D. Covey Jr.

On November 29, 1966, a 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division patrol composed of eight enlisted men, one officer, one Navy corpsman, and four members of a Naval Gunfire Spot Team initiated a recon mission in an area two miles east of Duc Pho in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. During the first day of the patrol, over two hundred Viet Cong (VC) were sighted. Artillery fire and naval gunfire missions were alternately called on enemy positions at river crossings, building structures, and water craft. The VC were aware of the team’s presence, and early in the morning of the third day, they tracked the patrol to their night harbor and attacked it with grenades and small arms. Two members of the Naval Gunfire Spot Team, SGT Elwood D. Covey Jr. and LCPL John F. Reilly, suffered fatal fragmentation wounds in the assault; four other Marines were wounded. Supporting arms were requested, and the casualties were medivacked at 3:00 AM. The rest of the team was extracted at 3:50 AM. Air strike by fixed-wing aircraft was placed on the area after the extraction of the patrol. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Command Chronology – Da Nang (1st Recon Bn) November 1966” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 3.29.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Marine.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace SGT. Covey, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family. Semper Fidelis!
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