“Marine Lance Cpl. Adam C. Conboy, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., died May 12 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province.” — Source: Department of Defense
DoD Identifies Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2006 – The Defense Department has announced the identities of eight Marines and five soldiers who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Marine Lance Cpl. Adam C. Conboy, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., died May 12 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Source: Department of Defense
Adam Conboy, Marine lance corporal
By Gayle Ronan Sims | May 23, 2006
Adam C. Conboy, of Roxborough, a Marine lance corporal, died May 12 of a gunshot wound in Al Anbar province, Iraq. The U.S. Defense Department said he died “as a result of a non-hostile incident.”
Lance Cpl. Conboy was a rifleman with the Third Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. The Marine Corps Base Hawaii did not provide details about his death. It is under investigation by the Marines in Iraq.
Lance Cpl. Conboy joined the Marines in March 2005 and was sent to Iraq in March. The family said they were satisfied with the information provided and anticipated details at a later date.
Born and raised in Roxborough, Lance Cpl. Conboy attended Shawmont Elementary School and Roxborough High School. In 2002, he moved briefly to Schwenksville. In June 2003, he graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School and then returned to Roxborough.
He worked as a conductor on a train crew with his father, Charles J., at SMS Rail Lines in Bridgeport, N.J., before enlisting in the Marines.
Lance Cpl. Conboy had grown up hearing World War II stories of battles on Guadalcanal from his grandfather Charles X. Conboy, a Marine veteran.
“Adam was going to follow what he believed was his destiny regardless of what anyone had to say,” his father said.
A sturdy 6 feet, 3 inches, he played baseball and football in high school and was a passionate Eagles fan and a bit of a prankster, his family said.
“He knew to take life with a bit of humor,” his grandmother Dorothy Conboy said.
Lance Cpl. Conboy got three tatoos to remind him where he came from, his mother, Mary Warner, said. He had Ireland, the country of his ancestors, on his leg; Philly tattooed across his stomach; and the face of Jesus over his heart.
In addition to his father, mother, grandfather and grandmother, Lance Cpl. Conboy is survived by sisters Kaitlin and Meagan; brothers Evan and Ryan; half-sisters Grace Warner and Morgan Warner; stepsisters Megan Warner and Michelle Warner; his maternal grandparents, Geraldine and Harold Jones; and his stepfather, Gary Warner.
Friends may visit at 6 tonight and at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 119 Rector St., in Roxborough. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd.
Donations may be made to the Adam C. Conboy Memorial Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank, 6128 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia 19128. The money will be used to purchase needed personal items for the Marines in his battalion, the family said.
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