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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. SCOUTS AND RAIDERS Howe, Kenneth Eugene

    SURNAME Howe FORENAME Kenneth Eugene UNIT Scouts and Raiders RANK Chief Radar Technician + Ensign NUMBER 0-244100 AWARD Navy Cross,Silver Star PLACE North Africa 1942 (NC) Italy 1943 (SS) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. SCOUTS AND RAIDERS Andreasen, Grant G.

    SURNAME Andreasen FORENAME Grant Gibbs (Buck) UNIT U.S.N.R. LCT Scout Boat (S&R) RANK Lieutenant Junior Grade NUMBER 0-231795 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Homer, Idaho born 1.4.1916 Grace, Idaho wife Pamela (nee Maher) Andreasen (1920-2013)...
  18. SCOUTS AND RAIDERS Bucklew, Phil Hinkle

    SURNAME Bucklew FORENAME Phil Hinkle UNIT Scouts and Raiders RANK Ensign + Lieutenant,junior grade NUMBER 0-244104 AWARD Navy Cross with 1 Gold Star, Silver Star, Croix de Guerre avec palm (Fr) PLACE Sicily 1943 (NC) Salerno, Italy 1943 (SS) Normandy 1944 (2nd NC, CdG)...
  19. SEALS Casey, Thomas William

    SURNAME Casey FORENAME Thomas William UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 4 RANK Lieutenant,junior grade NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Panama 1989 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION graduated U.S. Naval Academy,Annapolis 1987
  20. SEALS McFaul, Donald Lewis

    SURNAME McFaul FORENAME Donald Lewis UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 4 RANK Chief Engineman NUMBER 541641184 AWARD Navy Cross,Bronze Star PLACE Panama 1989 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
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