distinguished service cross (usa)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS (USA)
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army (and previously, the United States Army Air Forces). It is awarded for extraordinary heroism:
  • While engaged in action against an enemy of the United States;
  • While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
  • While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but do not merit award of the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy Cross (Navy and Marine Corps, and Coast Guard when operating under the authority of the Department of the Navy) and the Air Force Cross (Air Force).
  1. RANGERS 2 Holland, Charles James

    SURNAME Holland FORENAME Charles James UNIT 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate),LRRP (Provisional) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 12588446 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  2. COASTWATCHERS Vial, Leigh Grant

    SURNAME Vial FORENAME Leigh Grant UNIT R.A.A.F. (coastwatcher and intelligence officer) RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER 253939 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross (US) PLACE Pacific 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  3. COASTWATCHERS Read, William John (Jack)

    SURNAME Read FORENAME William John (Jack) UNIT R.A.N.V.R. (Bougainville,Solomon Islands) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Cross (US) PLACE Bougainville, S.I. 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 18.9.1905 Hobart, Tasmania son of William George Read and Elanor...
  4. COASTWATCHERS Mason, Paul Edward

    SURNAME Mason FORENAME Paul Edward UNIT R.A.N.V.R. (Bougainville,Solomon Islands) RANK Petty Officer + Lieutenant NUMBER B/V 135 (as P.O.) AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Distinguished Service Cross (US) PLACE Bougainville,S.I. 1942 (US) 1945 (GB) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  5. NIGHTSTALKERS Cooper, David F.

    SURNAME Cooper FORENAME David F. UNIT HQ Company (Reg.CWO) RANK Chief Warrant Officer Fifth Class NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star PLACE Iraq 2006 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Anderson Township, Ohio born Cincinnati, Ohio husband of Mrs Cooper, Fort...
  6. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS Matheson, Donald George Melbourne

    SURNAME Matheson FORENAME Donald George Melbourne UNIT 2/3 Commando Squadron RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER WX11483 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross (US) PLACE Guadalcanal 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. US PARAS Zahn, Donald Eugene

    SURNAME Zahn FORENAME Donald Eugene UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 17109148 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided St. Louis Park, Minnesota born 15.10.1920, Bellingham, Minnesota, USA father William...
  8. US PARAS Turner, William Leroy

    SURNAME Turner FORENAME William Leroy UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Commanding Officer,1 Bn) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-022054 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Bronze Star PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. US PARAS Montilio, George

    SURNAME Montilio FORENAME George UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company H) RANK Corporal NUMBER 11089193 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour (as Sgt)
  10. US PARAS Lev, Orel H.

    SURNAME Lev FORENAME Orel H. UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company F) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 39252131 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Holland 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. US PARAS Hackman, Don G.

    SURNAME Hackman FORENAME Don G. UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 6291244 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. US PARAS Cordes, Herman J.

    SURNAME Cordes FORENAME Herman J. UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 39528950 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. US PARAS Winters, Richard Davis (Dick)

    SURNAME Winters FORENAME Richard Davis (Dick) UNIT 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company E) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-1286582 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star PLACE Normandy 1944 (DSC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 21.1.1918 Lancaster, Pennsylvania father...
  14. US PARAS Stopka, John

    SURNAME Stopka FORENAME John UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Commanding Officer 3 Bn) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-025263 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. US PARAS Harris, Ernest O.

    SURNAME Harris FORENAME Ernest O. UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (HQ Company 3 Bn) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-463807 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. US PARAS Eberle, George M.

    SURNAME Eberle FORENAME George M. UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company E + F) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-025641 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. US PARAS Drennan, Fred O.

    SURNAME Drennan FORENAME Fred O. UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company E) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-383382 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Silver Star PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  18. US PARAS Marquart, Floyd P.

    SURNAME Marquart FORENAME Floyd P. UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 38207751 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Silver Star PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. US PARAS Jones, Frederick Sparks,Jr (Fred)

    SURNAME Jones FORENAME Frederick Sparks,Jr (Fred) UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company G) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 13049385 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Silver Star PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  20. US PARAS Harrison, Bailey

    SURNAME Harrison FORENAME Bailey UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company D) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 37106743 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
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