Vincent F. Garvey

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 11
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 11 / 56
Date of Birth: 27-Dec-1947
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Cardinal Dougherty High School
Street: N. Stillman Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 07-Oct-1966
Province of Casualty:
Garvey enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and planned a military career. The 18-year-old private first class, an assistant gunner, was assigned to Company A of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He died on Oct. 7, 1966, near Tuy Hoa when an artillery round fired by friendly forces exploded near him. Garvey graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1965. He was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.