navy cross

NAVY CROSS
Godwin's Saga
By Kenneth Macksey
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. MARSOC Soutra, William B.,Jr

    SURNAME Soutra FORENAME William B.,Jr UNIT Marine Special Operations Regiment (Company B,1 Marine S.O. Bn) RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2010 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Worcester,Massachusetts
  2. FORCE RECON Johnston, Clement B.,Jr

    SURNAME Johnston FORENAME Clement B.,Jr UNIT 1 Recon Bn (D Company) (1 MarDiv) RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 2116397 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  3. FORCE RECON Honeycutt, James Earl

    SURNAME Honeycutt FORENAME James Earl UNIT 3 Recon Bn (3 Force Recon Company,attached) (3 MarDiv) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 2356099 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  4. FORCE RECON Herrera, Felipe

    SURNAME Herrera FORENAME Felipe UNIT 1 Recon Bn (A Company) (1 MarDiv) RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 2341619 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  5. FORCE RECON Smalley, Lloyd Buchanan

    SURNAME Smalley FORENAME Lloyd Buchanan UNIT Recon Company,HQ Bn,1 MarDiv RANK Sergeant NUMBER 1156994 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Korea 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  6. FORCE RECON Morel, Brent Lee

    SURNAME Morel FORENAME Brent Lee UNIT 1 Recon Bn (1 MarDiv) (B Company) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iraq 2004 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. FORCE RECON Bryan, Charles William

    SURNAME Bryan FORENAME Charles William UNIT 3 Recon Bn (3 MarDiv) (B Company) RANK Corporal NUMBER 2307311 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. FORCE RECON Ayers, Darrell Eugene

    SURNAME Ayers FORENAME Darrell Eugene UNIT 1 Recon Bn (1 MarDiv) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 538341301 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. FORCE RECON Adams, John Terry

    SURNAME Adams FORENAME John Terry UNIT 1 Recon Bn (1 MarDiv) (C Company) RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 2033889 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  10. PARAMARINES Krulak, Victor Harold

    SURNAME Krulak FORENAME Victor Harold UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Regiment (Commanding Officer 2 Bn) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-4990 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Choiseul,Solomon Islands 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Denver,Colorado born 7.1.1913 Denver,Colorado graduated US...
  11. PARAMARINES Williams, Robert Hugh

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Robert Hugh UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Commanding Officer) RANK Major NUMBER 0-4469 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Arbor Vitae,Wisconsin commissioned USMC 1929 (2Lt) 2 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A)...
  12. PARAMARINES Young, Walter Xavier

    SURNAME Young FORENAME Walter Xavier UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (HQ Company) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-007873 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. PARAMARINES Walton, Merritt Cecil

    SURNAME Walton FORENAME Merritt Cecil UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 259041 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  14. PARAMARINES Manning, Robert Lee

    SURNAME Manning FORENAME Robert Lee UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company B) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 10051 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA 1945 - see Roll of Honour
  15. PARAMARINES Kachinsky, Roland F.

    SURNAME Kachinsky FORENAME Roland F. UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 256111 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. PARAMARINES Herndon, Raymon William

    SURNAME Herndon FORENAME Raymon William UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 264793 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. PARAMARINES Grady, George Francis

    SURNAME Grady FORENAME George Francis UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 268414 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. PARAMARINES Gagnon, Leo M.

    SURNAME Gagnon FORENAME Leo M. UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 281567 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. PARAMARINES DeMatteis, Crescenzo P.

    SURNAME DeMatteis FORENAME Crescenzo P. UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 279635 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  20. PARAMARINES Bray, Raymond Leon

    SURNAME Bray FORENAME Raymond Leon UNIT 1 Marine Parachute Bn (Company B) RANK Corporal NUMBER 295600 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Gavutu,Solomon Islands 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
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