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 Warner, Gordon

    SURNAME Warner FORENAME Gordon UNIT 2 Raider Bn (HQ) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-5437 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Bougainville 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.10.1913, Pasadena, California, USA resided Long Beach, California 1936 graduated University of Southern California...
  2. RAIDERS Walt, Lewis William

    SURNAME Walt FORENAME Lewis William UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-5436 AWARD Silver Star, Navy Cross (twice) PLACE Tulagi 1942 (SS), Cape Gloucester 1944 (NC), Peleliu Island 1944 (NC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.02.1913, Waubaunsee, Kansas...
  3. RAIDERS Vogel, Hugh Anthony

    SURNAME Vogel FORENAME Hugh Anthony UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Company G) RANK Corporal NUMBER 819474 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Okinawa 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.02.1923, Tacoma, Washington father George Martin Vogel (1881-1956) mother Mary Francis (nee Burgoyne) (1887-1958)...
  4. RAIDERS Towne, Harry

    SURNAME Towne FORENAME Harry ("Bill") UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Company E) RANK Corporal NUMBER 334231 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iwo Jima 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.12.1922, Madison, Wisconsin, USA resided Madison, Wisconsin wife May Towne enlisted 15.12.1941 WIA (lost right...
  5. RAIDERS Thostenson, Thorborn Milo

    SURNAME Thostenson FORENAME Thorborn Milo UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Company H) RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iwo Jima 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. RAIDERS Thompson, Woodrow Reginald

    SURNAME Thompson FORENAME Woodrow Reginald UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 280233 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. RAIDERS Thomas, Dennis Francis

    SURNAME Thomas FORENAME Dennis Francis UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 297233 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. RAIDERS Tanner, Karl

    SURNAME Tanner FORENAME Karl UNIT 3 Raider Bn (HQ) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-016663 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iwo Jima 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. RAIDERS Sweeney, John Brian

    SURNAME Sweeney FORENAME John Brian UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 0-7883 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.12.1918, Columbus, Ohio, USA father James Michael Sweeney (1868-1945) mother Mary Elizabeth (nee...
  10. RAIDERS Sullivan, Richard Edward

    SURNAME Sullivan FORENAME Richard Edward UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 0-12717 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.11.1916, Rock Hill, South Carolina resided Charlotte, North Carolina wife Dorothy (married 63...
  11. RAIDERS Stevenson, William DeVore

    SURNAME Stevenson FORENAME William DeVore UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ) RANK Captain / Major NUMBER 0-6265 AWARD Navy Cross (Captain), Legion Of Merit (Major) PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.05.1916, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA resided Titusville, Pennsylvania...
  12. RAIDERS Steinaker, Donald Baur

    SURNAME Steinaker FORENAME Donald Baur UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 305240 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. RAIDERS Stea, Anthony Joseph

    SURNAME Stea FORENAME Anthony Joseph UNIT 4 Raider Bn (Company N) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 472408 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guam 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Chicago, Illinois, USA resided New York, New York
  14. RAIDERS Spotts, Melvin John

    SURNAME Spotts FORENAME Melvin John UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 0-27615 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Tinian 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 17.03.1921, Sterling, Illinois, USA resided Angola, Indiana father Lester Jay Spotts (1891-1968) mother Lillian A...
  15. RAIDERS Smith, Roger Eastman

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Roger Eastman UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guam 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. RAIDERS Smith, Edward Leroy

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Edward Leroy UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 340428 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. RAIDERS Slusser, John Harvey

    SURNAME Slusser FORENAME John Harvey UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Company F) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-12164 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 26.04.1907, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA father Murray Custis Slusser (1872-1964) mother Sallie Rebecca (nee...
  18. RAIDERS Shively, Allen Earl

    SURNAME Shively FORENAME Allen Earl UNIT 3 Raider Bn (Company K) RANK Corporal NUMBER 381292 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guam 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.02.1924, Henry County, Indiana father James Blaine Shively (1884-1972) mother Mary (nee Chambers) Shively (1888-1945)...
  19. RAIDERS Shapley, Alan

    SURNAME Shapley FORENAME Alan UNIT 2 Raider Regiment (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-4272 AWARD Navy Cross,Legion of Merit with Combat "V" PLACE Bougainville 1943 (LoM) Guam 1944 (NC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 9.2.1903 New York,New York educated...
  20. RAIDERS Shaheen, Albert Joseph

    SURNAME Shaheen FORENAME Albert Joseph UNIT 3 Raider Bn (Company M) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 467635 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guam 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.11.1919, Pawtucket, Rhode Island resided Pawtucket, Rhode Island died 22.05.2000 (Aged 80) Worcester, Massachusetts...
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