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. RAIDERS Carlson, Evans Fordyce

    SURNAME Carlson FORENAME Evans Fordyce UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross with Gold Star, Legion of Merit PLACE Makin Atoll 1942 (NC) Guadalcanal 1942 (SC and Gold Star) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 26.2.1896 Sidney, New...
  2. RAIDERS Ahrens, Edward Henry

    SURNAME Ahrens FORENAME Edward Henry UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Tulagi 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  3. RAIDERS Griffith, Samuel Blair,II

    SURNAME Griffith FORENAME Samuel Blair,II UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-4436 AWARD Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 (NC) New Georgia 1943 (DSC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Frankfort,Kentucky born...
  4. RAIDERS Edson, Merritt Austin (Red Mike)

    SURNAME Edson FORENAME Merritt Austin (Red Mike) UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ Company - Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 (MoH) Tulagi 1942 (NC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.4.1897 Rutland,Vermont father...
  5. SEALS Slabinski, Britt Kelly (Slab)

    SURNAME Slabinski FORENAME Britt Kelly (Slab) UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 RANK Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SEAL) NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Navy Cross,Navy and Marine Corps Lifesaving Medal PLACE Afghanistan 2002 (op.Anaconda) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of...
  6. NCDUs Karnowski, Lawrence S.

    SURNAME Karnowski FORENAME Lawrence Stephen UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U. 45 RANK Ensign NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 (Omaha Beach) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Lawrence, Kansas born 1.10.1916 Tampa, Kansas father Peter Boniface Karnowski (1885-1955) mother Maybelle...
  7. NCDUs Jenkins, William Maxwell

    SURNAME Jenkins FORENAME William Maxwell UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U. 43 RANK Lieutenant Junior Grade NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross, Croix de Guerre with palm (France) PLACE Normandy 1944 (Omaha Beach) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Everett, Washington born 19.4.1919 Sultan, Washington son...
  8. NCDUs Barbour, Loren Eli

    SURNAME Barbour FORENAME Loran Eli UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U. 22 RANK Chief Aviation Ordnanceman NUMBER 6637929 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Normandy (Omaha Beach) 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.11.1914, Bakersfield, California, USA father Loran Eli Barbour (1873-1945) mother...
  9. NCDUs Markham, Jerry Neal

    SURNAME Markham FORENAME Jerry Neal UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U. 46 RANK Chief Machinists Mate NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 (Omaha Beach) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Jacksonville, Florida born 4.9.1918 Mobile, Alabama attended School of Business at Harvard University...
  10. NCDUs Line, John Herman

    SURNAME Line FORENAME John Herman UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U. 22 RANK Gunners Mate Second Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 (Omaha Beach) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania born 22.4.1918 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (headstone shows born 1923) wife...
  11. NCDUs Bass, Robert Willis

    SURNAME Bass FORENAME Robert Willis (Bob) UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U. RANK Gunners Mate Second Class NUMBER 0-8298294 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 (Omaha Beach) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Durham, North Carolina born 17.12.1924 Columbus, South Carolina raised in Durham...
  12. NCDUs Freeman, William Reynolds

    SURNAME Freeman FORENAME William Reynolds (Bill) UNIT U.S.N.R. N.C.D.U.(attached USS Cherokee) + N.C.D.U. 11 RANK Gunners Mate Second Class + Chief Gunners Mate NUMBER 4111797 AWARD Navy Cross with Gold Star PLACE North Africa 1942 Normandy 1944 (Omaha Beach) ADDITIONAL...
  13. SEALS Van Kiet, Nguyen

    SURNAME Van Kiet FORENAME Nguyen UNIT L.L.D.B. (SEAL),Navy of the Republic of Vietnam RANK Petty Officer Third Class NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Quang Tri Province,South Vietnam 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION sole South Vietnamese recipient of the US Navy Cross member of...
  14. SEALS Thomas, Robert J.

    SURNAME Thomas FORENAME Robert J. UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 2 (Det Alpha) RANK Radarman Second Class NUMBER 6887315 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Chau Doc Province,South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Fallon,Nevada Seal Team 2 (7 Platoon) UDT-12 (1 Platoon) 1970s married...
  15. SEALS Gallagher, Robert T. (Eagle)

    SURNAME Gallagher FORENAME Robert T. (Eagle) UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 2 (Det Alpha) RANK Interior Communications Electrician,Senior Chief (ICSC) NUMBER 4742711 AWARD Navy Cross,Silver Star PLACE Mekong Delta,South Vietnam 1968 (NC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WIA 13.3.1968 "The dark...
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