navy cross

NAVY CROSS
The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, (and to members of the Coast Guard when operating under the authority of the Department of the Navy). 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 Navy 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 Navy Cross is equivalent to the Distinguished Service Cross (Army) and the Air Force Cross (Air Force).
  1. PARAMARINES Fordyce, Ralph William

    SURNAME Fordyce FORENAME Ralph William UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 270424 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu, Solomon Islands, 7th August 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.03.1920, Cadiz, Ohio, USA father Melvin Saviers Fordyce (1877-1958) mother Lulu R...
  2. PARAMARINES Burdo, Ronald Allen

    SURNAME Burdo FORENAME Ronald Allen UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Private First Class NUMBER 295986 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu, Solomon Islands, 7th August 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - See Roll of Honour
  3. PARAMARINES Michaud, Wilfred Vincent

    SURNAME Michaud FORENAME Wilfred Vincent UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 287691 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu, Solomon Islands, 7th August 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Portland, Maine born 15.12.1920, Portland, Maine, USA father Telesphore Francis...
  4. RAIDERS McLarney, Edward Patrick

    SURNAME McLarney FORENAME Edward Patrick UNIT 1st Raider Battalion RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal, 13th-14th September 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 10.06.1909, Washington, D.C. wife Edna Cecilia (nee Moreland) McLarney (1909-1994) died...
  5. PARAMARINES Cleveland, Irving

    SURNAME Cleveland FORENAME Irving UNIT 1st Parachute Battalion RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-304841 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu, British Solomon Islands, August 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Gloversville, New York born 15.06.1920, Schoharie, New York died 22.11.1994 (Aged...
  6. PARAMARINES Givens, Warren Lee

    SURNAME Givens FORENAME Warren Lee UNIT 1st Parachute Battalion RANK Private First Class NUMBER 350004 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu & Tanambogo Islands, Solomon Islands, New England ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - See Roll of Honour
  7. MARSOC Jones, Nicholas J.

    SURNAME Jones FORENAME Nicholas J. UNIT 2nd Raider Battalion RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iraq, 2020 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Olathe, Kansas 2010 joined Marine Corps 2013 MARSOC, assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Hotel Company deployed...
  8. MARSOC Gifford, Jonathan William

    SURNAME Gifford FORENAME Jonathan William UNIT Marine Special Operations Regiment (2 Marine S.O. Bn) RANK Gunnery Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2012 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. SEALS Checque, Nicolas D.

    SURNAME Checque FORENAME Nicolas D. UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 (DEVGRU) RANK Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross,Bronze Star PLACE Afghanistan 2012 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  10. MARSOC Wilson, Justin A.

    SURNAME Wilson FORENAME Justin A. UNIT Marine Special Operations Regiment (1 Marine S.O. Bn) (USN,attached) RANK Hospital Corpsman First Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2011 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Beloit,Kansas born Beloit,Kansas WIA 28.9.2011 Afghanistan
  11. FORCE RECON Tycz, James Neil

    SURNAME Tycz FORENAME James Neil UNIT 3 Recon Bn (A Company) (3 MarDiv) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 2082767 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. FORCE RECON Thompson, Jerrald Rich

    SURNAME Thompson FORENAME Jerrald Rich UNIT 1 Recon Bn (C Company) (1 MarDiv) RANK Corporal NUMBER 1892012 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. FORCE RECON Skibbe, David William

    SURNAME Skibbe FORENAME David William UNIT 1 Recon Bn (C Company) (1 MarDiv) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 0-108861 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  14. MARSOC Mote, Sky R.

    SURNAME Mote FORENAME Sky R. UNIT Marine Special Operations Regiment (Company C,1 Marine S.O. Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2012 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. MARSOC Manoukian, Matthew Patrick

    SURNAME Manoukian FORENAME Matthew Patrick UNIT Marine Special Operations Regiment (Company C,1 Marine S.O. Bn) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2012 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. NCDUs Music, William Archie,Jr

    SURNAME Music FORENAME William Archie,Jr UNIT U.S.N. NCDU (attached USS Cherokee) RANK Electricians Mate Third Class NUMBER 2722539 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE North Africa 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Pensacola, Florida born 21.10.1920 Pensacola, Florida father William Archie...
  17. NCDUs Joyce, Richard Wood

    SURNAME Joyce FORENAME Richard Wood UNIT U.S.N.R. NCDU (attached USS Cherokee) RANK Shipfitter First Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE North Africa 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Brooklyn, New York born 3.2.1922 Brooklyn, New York father Caleb W. Joyce (1886-1968) mother...
  18. NCDUs Johnson, Raymond Edward

    SURNAME Johnson FORENAME Raymond Edward UNIT U.S.N.R. NCDU (attached USS Cherokee) RANK Shipfitter Third Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE North Africa 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Chicago, Illinois born 11.1.1899 Chicago, Illinois
  19. NCDUs House, Andrew Jackson

    SURNAME House FORENAME Andrew Jackson UNIT U.S.N. NCDU (attached USS USS Brant) RANK Coxswain NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE North Africa 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from El Reno, Oklahoma born 1.7.1921 Sasakwa, Oklahoma father Joseph James House (1852-1935) mother Fannie Laura...
  20. NCDUs Greely, Joseph

    SURNAME Greely FORENAME Joseph UNIT U.S.N.R. NCDU (attached USS USS Brant) RANK Machinists Mate First Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE North Africa 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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