T/5 (Technician Fifth Grade) Conley (nicknamed Red) is the war name for an unnamed soldier who was the assistant driver in Fury.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Red was killed by the Germans during an unspecified battle somewhere in Nazi Germany, behind enemy lines. He could have been killed either by a 75mm or 88mm round, which went straight through his head hitting the gun mantlet. This exlpains why there is a big dent on the bottom left side of Fury' gun mantlet. During the opening scenes radio chatter could be heard during the battle detailing that there was a 88mm (Pak 43 Anti tank gun) in the church. Later we see that there is a Panther, and a Panzer IV which both had 75mm guns, the Panther having a 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70, and the Panzer IV having a 7.5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun. Red's corpse was later carried out of Fury, and his head was shown to have been blown completely off. Red was replaced by Norman Ellison, who also had the duty of cleaning Red's blood out of his new spot. Norman also found a portion of Red's face that contained his eye, nose and part of his mustache. After seeing this, Norman fled the tank and vomited.
He was shown to be very close to the tank crew and Don Collier named him as the "best gunner in the entire Ninth Army".
Red had a wife, described in the script as: "The tough cattle ranching woman who has no idea her man is dead."