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JAMES A. CONVY


[courtesy of "Lorie"]

Grave marker for James A. Convy Section 25, Site 2191 of Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton (Suffolk county), New York.

James served in Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 508th PIR. The date of his arrival thre is unknown.

Cpl Convy was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations. Cpl Convy also fought in the Battle of The Bulge where he was with the machine gun section.

He was later promoted to Sergeant and received the Good Conduct medal  His military decorations also include the bronze service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.

On 25 May 1991 James was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross by the State of New York.
   Criteria: The Conspicuous Service Cross may be awarded to any current New York State citizen or person who was a New York State citizen while serving on federal active duty; whose entire service was honorable subsequent to the time of receipt of the citation while serving in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or in the Army female nurse corps, and who has received a personal decoration issued by a brigade or equivalent higher headquarters. The Conspicuous Service Cross may also be awarded to any citizen of New York State, who while serving with the allied forces, received a personal decoration published in order issued by a brigade or equivalent higher headquarters. The award of the Conspicuous Service Cross is based on prior award of at least one of the following military decorations:

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