GYSGT John Mark Avery

GYSGT John Mark Avery

Birth
Peterson, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 30 Oct 1968 (aged 31)
Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Burial Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 79704888 · View Source
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John Mark Avery (1518220), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 25, 1968.

By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Avery upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.


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ALABAMA
SGT 5 AMTRAC BN 1 MAR DIV
VIETNAM SS-BSN-PH & GS


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  • Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 1 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79704888
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GYSGT John Mark Avery (6 Aug 1937–30 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79704888, citing Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Nancy Cannon (contributor 46739623) .