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PFC Joseph Francis Convery, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1948
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran
PFC Joseph F. Convery, Jr.
enlistment date: 03 March 1967
Vietnam tour start: 22 August 1967
K.I.A.: Quang Nam, South Vietnam
3RD Marine Division, 3RD Marines Regiment, 2ND Battalion, F Company
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Panel 37E - Line 51


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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Kathleen Veronica Fallon Convery (1925 - 1996)
 
Burial:
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Springfield
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec 17, Lot 71, Range 12, Grave - Center
 
Created by: Jim Wray
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65971239
PFC Joseph Francis Convery, Jr
Added by: Dan Convery #46800076
 
PFC Joseph Francis Convery, Jr
Added by: Dan Convery #46800076
 
PFC Joseph Francis Convery, Jr
Added by: Dan Convery #46800076
 
 
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~With honor and respect~
- Kerstin
 Added: Feb. 6, 2017

- Dorothy
 Added: Dec. 7, 2015
Heavenly Birthday Blessings.
- RMW
 Added: Dec. 7, 2015
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