John T. Povey

Date of Birth: 12/25/1940
Neighborhood: Hunting Park
High School: Olney High School
Street: N. Darien Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 08/24/1965
Province of Casualty: Hong Kong
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 24
Panel Row: 7

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"Success doesn't happen; it is organized, preempted, captured by consecrated common sense," read the caption next to Povey's picture in the 1958 Olney High School yearbook. Povey bad worked as a sales clerk for 31?2 years before joining the Marine Corps in May 1964. The 24-year-old corporal. a supply clerk, was one of 58 servicemen killed in the crash of a Vietnam-bound military transport plane in Hong Kong harbor on Aug. 24, 1965. Richard Smith, another Philadelphia Marine, also died in the crash, Povey was survived by his parents and a brother.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial