MARVIN D AVERY
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

MARVIN DOUGLAS AVERY

WALL NAME

MARVIN D AVERY

PANEL / LINE

31W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

10/29/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WARREN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Trumbull County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CS2

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARVIN DOUGLAS AVERY
POSTED ON 10.29.2018

Thanks for ultimate sacrifice

Happy Heavenly Birthday Marvin. I am honored to share this 29th day of Oct with you as our Birthday. Continue Resting in Peace my Brother.
Solister Menifee
TSgt (ret) USAF
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POSTED ON 12.3.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On February 27, 1969, enemy rockets were lobbed at the Da Nang bridge loading ramp, destroying Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1500 and YFU-78, a harbor utility craft. LCU-1500 received a direct hit by a rocket of unknown size. Ammunition on the LCU was detonated and an explosion occurred with fire spreading to the nearby YFU. The attack probably would have caused few casualties except for the lucky hit on LCU-1500, which was fully laden with munitions for transport to Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province. It was mostly the secondary explosions and fires which killed the 22 sailors aboard LCU-1500, YFU-78 and NSA Da Nang. Another craft, LCU-1614, sustained minor damage by shrapnel. With the exception of one man from the LCU-1500, all aboard both boats were killed. Total U.S. Navy personnel casualties were reported at 22 Navy men killed and 38 wounded. The 22 men killed during the attack were: LCU-1500, Assault Craft Unit 1, NAVSUPACT Danang - BMC Donald J. Fisher, EN1 Bert E. Burton, EM1 Cecil F. Bush, CS2 Marvin D. Avery, RM2 David W. Hawryshko, GMG3 Ronald J. Gebbie, BM3 Donald M. Horton, BM3 Ronald P. Yuhas, FN Joseph F. Burinda, SN Bruno W. Demata, FN Charles A. Tavares, and SA Craig E. Swagler; YFU-78, Assault Craft Unit 1, NAVSUPACT Danang - EN1 Earl T. Moore, QM1 Milton Shapiro, CS2 Charlie M. Ellison, EM2 Lyle D. Zacher, QM3 Earnest J. Buckelew, BM3 Daniel L. Overright, and SN Melvin L. Sellers; Supply Operations, NAVSUPACT Danang - BM1 Manuel Martinez, SN Thomas E. Adams, and SN Theodore S. Hamner. [Taken from wardogs.com]
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POSTED ON 10.13.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PETTY OFFICER AVERY,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A COMMISSARYMAN. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2015
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered!!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Marvin. :-(
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CS2 Marvin Douglas Avery, sir

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

Curt Carter
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