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Navy Cross

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Statistics:

A

* Abrams, Lewis H. (USMC)   Alfonso, Vincent (USMC)   Anderson, John J. (USMC)
  Abshire, Bobby W. (USMC)   Allen, Yale G. (USMC)   Armstrong, Russell P. (USMC)
* Abshire, Richard F. (USMC) * Almeida, Russell V. (USMC) * Arquero, Elpidio A. (USMC)
* Adams, John T. (USMC)   Alspaugh, Timothy D. (USN) * Ashby, James W. (USN)
  Adams, Laurence, R., III (USMC)   Ambrose, Gerald D. (USMC) * Aston, James M. (USMC)
  Ajdukovich, George (USN) * Amendola, Willet R. (USMC) * Ayers, Darrell E. (USMC)

B

  Back, James B. (USN)   Bell, Van D. (USMC)
   OLC  (1st Award-Korea)
  Braun, Kenneth R. (USN)
  Badnek, Samuel J. (USMC) * Brindley, Thomas D. (USMC)
* Baggett, Curtis F. (USMC) * Bendorf, David G. (USMC)   Brown, Charles E. (USMC)
  Bailey, Walter F. (USMC) * Benoit, Francis A. (USN) * Brown, David H. (USMC)
  Baker, Harold L. (USN)   Benoit, Ronald R. (USMC)   Browning, Randall A. (USMC)
  Baratko, Robert E. (USN)   Berger, Donald J. (USMC) * Bryan, Charles (USMC)
  Barber, William B. (USN)   Binns, Ricardo C. (USMC)   Bryant, Jarold O. (USMC)
  Barnes, Robert C. (USMC)   Bird, William C. (USMC)   Buchanan, Richard W. (USMC)
  Barnett, Robert L. (USMC) * Blann, Stephen (USMC)   Bull, Lyle F. (USN)
  Barrett, James J. (USMC) * Blevins, Thomas L. (USMC) * Burke, John R. (USMC)
  Barrett, John J. (USMC)   Blonski, Thomas J. (USN)   Burnand, Robert W. (USN)
  Baskin, Richard W. (USMC)   Bogan, Richard E. (USMC)   Burnham, Thomas R. (USMC)
  Batcheller, Gordan D. (USMC)   Brady, Eugene R. (USMC) * Burns, Dewey R. (USN)
  Bateman, Kent C. (USMC)   Brandtner, Martin L. (USMC)
     OLC for 2nd Award
  Burns, Leon R. (USMC)
  Bay, Tran Van (Vietnamese)   Busey, James B., IV (USN)
* Beaulieu, Leo V. (USMC) * Brantley, Leroy (USMC)  

C

  Caine, Lawrence B., III (USMC) * Christman,William J., III (USMC)   Connelly, Matthew J., III (USN)
* Calhoun, John C. (USMC)    Christmas, Goerge R. (USMC)   Cook, Clarence L. (USN)
*#Cameron, Kenneth R. (USN)    Christy, Kenneth (USMC)   Coolican, James J. (USMC)
   Campbell, Joseph T. (USMC) * Cisneros, Roy (USMC)   Corsetti, Harry J. (USMC)
  Canley,  J. L. (USMC)    Clay, Raymond D. (USN) * Cousins, Merritt T. (USMC)
* Carroll, James J. (USMC)   Claybin, Edward A. (USMC) * Covella, Joseph F. (USMC)
   Carter, Marshall N. (USMC) * Cobb, Paul F. (USMC)   Cover, Robert L. (USMC)
* Casebolt, Henry C. (USMC) * Cochran, Robert F. (USMC)   Cox, Charles J. (USN)
* Casey, Michael J. (USMC)    Coffman, Clovis C. (USMC) * Crawford, Charles H. (USN)
* Casey, Robert M. (USN)  #Coker, George T. (USN)   Crockett, Joseph R.(USMC)
* Casey, Thomas M. (USMC)    Collins, Bryant C. (USMC) * Cruse, James D. (USN)
   Castillo, William (USMC)    Compton, Bryan W. (USN) * Cummings, Roger W. (USMC)
   Cavanaugh, Thomas J. (USMC)    Cone, Fred J. (USMC)   Cunningham, Randall H. (USN)
   Cheatham, Ernest C. (USMC)    Confer, Milton W. (USN)   Curley, Ronald T. (USMC)
  Cheatwood, Paul R. (USMC)    Conklin, Richard F. (USMC)   Curtis, Russell W. (USMC)
   Christensen, Paul K. (USMC) *#Connell, James J. (USN)  

D

  Dabney, William H. (USMC)  #Denton, Jeremiah A. (USN)   Donovan, Joseph P. (USMC)
    OLC for 2nd Award
  Dalton, Robert G. (USMC)   De Planche, Mark B. (USMC)
  Danner, David J. (USMC)   Devries, Marvin H. (USMC) * Dorris, Claude H. (USMC)
  Dannheim, William T. (USN) * Dickson, Edward A. (USN) * Dowd, John A. (USMC)
* Darnell, Dana C. (USMC) * Dickson, Grover L. (USMC)   Downing, Talmadge R. (USMC)
* Davis, Dennis D. (USMC)   Dillard, Henry C. (USMC)   Driscoll, Thomas B. (USMC)
* Dawson, John R. (USMC)   Dinsmore, Harry H. (USN)   Driscoll, William P. (USN)
* Day, Edward (USMC)   Dittman, Carl R. (USMC) * Duff, Barry W. (USMC)
  De Bona, Andrew D. (USMC)   Donaldson, Billy M. (USMC) * Duncan, Richard W. (USMC)
*#Dengler, Dieter (USN)     Dutterer, Carroll E. (USN)

E

F

  Eades, Lawrence M. (USMC)   Fairfield, Rupert E. (USMC) * Floren, Jimmy E. (USMC)
  Ebbert, Terry J. (USMC) * Fante, Robert G. (USMC) * Ford, Patrick O. (USN)
  Edwards, Craig A. (USMC) * Federowski, Robert A. (USMC)   Fowler, Earl W. (USMC)
  Eggert, Lowell F. (USN)   Feerrar, Donald L. (USMC) *#Frederick, John W. (USMC)
  Ennis, Joseph J. (USN)   Felton, Samuel L. (USMC) * Freund, Terrence J. (USN)
  Enoch, Barry W. (USN) * Finley, Michael P. (USMC)   Fryman, Roy A. (USMC)
  Ensch, John C. (USN) * Fisher, Thomas W. (USMC) * Fuller, John L. (USMC)
  Estrada, Manuel A. (USMC) * Fitzgerald, William C. (USN)  #Fuller, Robert B. (USN)
* Evans, Richard A. (USMC)    

G

* Galbreath, Bobby F. (USMC) * Gillespie, Martin L. (USN)   Gresham, Michael E. (USMC)
* Gale, Alvin R. (USMC) * Gillingham, Richard K. (USMC)   Gresko, Richard W. (USMC)
  Gallagher, Gary G. (USN)   Gillotte, Kevin (USN) * Griffith, John G. (USN)
  Gallagher, Patrick (USMC)   Gomez, Ernesto (USMC)   Grimes, Paul E. (USMC)
  Gallagher, Robert T. (USN)   Gonzales, Daniel G. (USMC)   Groce, Donald B. (USN)
  Gates, Michael L. (USN) * Goodsell, William J. (USMC)   Grosz, Nicholas, H. (USMC)
* Gauthier, Brian J. (USMC) * Grant, Gollie L. (USN)   Guarino, Timothy S. (USMC)
* Gerrish, Alan R. (USN)   Gray, George E. (USMC)   Guay, Robert P. (USMC)
* Getlin, Michael P. (USMC)   Green, John S. (USMC)   Guerra, Victor J. (USMC)
  Gibson, George R. (USMC)   Green, Maurice O.V. (USMC)  
  Gilleland, Richard M. (USMC)   Gregory, Robert B. (USMC)  

H

  Hall, Michael R. (USN)   Henry, Daniel B. (USN) * Hopkins, Michael E. (USMC)
* Halstead, Lee M. (USMC)   Herbert, Robert S. (USN)   Houghton, Kenneth J. (USMC)
  Hampton, Gregory O. (USN) * Herrera, Felipe (USMC)   House, Charles A. (USMC)
* Hancock, Eugene S. (USN) * Herron, Lee R. (USMC) * Howard, Billy (USMC)
  Hanson, Anthony C. (USN)   Hickey, William L. (USN) * Howell, Gatlin J. (USMC)
  Harrington, Myron C. (USMC)   Hilgers, John J. W. (USMC) * Hubbard, Robert W. (USMC)
* Hartsoe, David E. (USMC) * Hill, Lamont D. (USMC)   Huffcut, William H., II (USMC)
  Hayenga, William E. (USN)   Hoapili, John (USMC)   Huggins, Michael A. (USMC)
  Hayes, Daniel J. (USMC) * Hodgkins, Guy M. (USMC)   Hughes, Stanley S. (USMC)
    OLC  (1st Award-WWII)
  Hazelbaker, Vincil W. (USMC)   Hoff, John R. (USMC)
  Helle, Ronald B. (USMC)   Holmes, Billie D. (USN)   Hunnicutt, Hubert H., III (USMC)
  Henderson, Billy K. (USMC)   Holmes, Walter C. (USMC)   Hunter, Charles B. (USN)
  Hendricks, Robert L. (USMC) * Honeycutt, James E. (USMC)  

J

K

  Jaehne, Richard L. (USMC) * Kaler, Richard D. (USMC) * Kierznowski, Terrence E. (USN)
  James, Alan C. (USN) * Kaufman, David M. (USMC)   Kiet, Nguyen Van (Vietnamese)
* Jmaeff, George V. (USMC) * Keck, Russell F. (USMC)   Kinnard, Donel C. (USN)
  Johnson,James L.,Jr. (USMC)   Kelley, Edwin C.,Jr. (USMC) * Koelper, Donald E. (USMC)
* Johnston, Clement B.,Jr. (USMC) * Kelly, James R., III (USMC) * Kollmann, Glenn E. (USN)
* Jones, Philip B. (USMC)   Kelly, Robert A. (USMC)   Koontz, Leonard (USMC)
* Joys, John W. (USMC)   Kemp, Marwick L. (USMC)   Korkow, Kenneth A. (USMC)
* Judge, Mark W. (USMC) * Kenison, Benjamin A. (USMC)   Kowalyk, William (USMC)
    Kennedy, Johnnie M. (USMC)   Krueger, Roger W. (USN)
    Keys, William M. (USMC) * Kuzma, Marc J. (USMC)

L

  Lain, Bobby D. (USMC)   Lebas, Claude G. (USMC)   Long, Melvin M. (USMC)
  Lankford, Albert J., III (USMC)   Ledbetter Walter R. (USMC)   Lopez,Jose G. (USMC)
  La Pointe, Alvin S. (USMC)   Ledford, Kenneth,Jr. (USA)   Lopez, Steven D. (USMC)
  La Porte, Alfred P. (USMC)   Lefler, Alan C. (USMC) * Loweranitis, John L. (USMC)
* Laraway, William D. (USMC)   Leftwich, William G.,Jr. (USMC)   Lowery, Steven M. (USMC)
  Larsen, David R. (USN)   Lewis, David H. (USN)   Lownds, David E. (USMC)
* Lauer, Charles R. (USMC)   Linder, James B. (USN)   Luca, Joseph (USMC)
  Lazaro, Lawrence J. (USMC) * Lineberry, Jerry E. (USMC)   Lumbaxd, Donald W. (USMC)
* Leal, Armando G. (USN)   Livingston, Lawrence H. (USMC) * Lunsford, Glen T. (USMC)

M

* Mack, Francis W. (USN)   McHenry, William D. (USMC)   Moffit, Richard E. (USMC)
  MacVane, Matthew C. (USMC) * McKeen, Gerald C. (USN)   Monahan, Frederick G. (USMC)
  Malone, George M. (USMC)   McKeown, Ronald E. (USN) * Monahan, Robert (USMC)
  Mann, Bennie H.,Jr. (USMC)   McRae, Arthur G. (USMC)   Montgomery, Robin L. (USMC)
  Marlantes, Karl A. (USMC) * McWhorter, James E. (USMC)   Moore, Freddie L. (USMC)
  Martin, Cecil H. (USN) * Meier, Terrance L. (USMC) * Moore, Ronald A. (USMC)
* Martin, Raymond C. (USMC) * Mendez, Angel (USMC)   Mosher, Christopher K. (USMC)
  Mayton, James A. (USN) * Mercer, William I. (USN) * Muir, Joseph E. (USMC)
  McAfee, Carlos K. (USMC) * Meuse, John R. (USMC)   Mulloy, James E. (USMC)
  McCauley, Bertram W. (USMC) * Meyerkord, Harold D. (USN)   Murphy, David R. (USN)
* McCormick, Michael P. (USMC) * Milius, Paul L. (USN)   Murphy,James E. (USMC)
 #McDaniel, Eugene B. (USN)   Miller, Cleatus A. (USMC)   Murray John D. (USMC)
  McDonald, Thomas C. (USMC)     Mitchell, Robert G. (USMC) * Myers, William H. (USMC)
  McEwen, Robert M. (USN)   Moe, Robert F. (USMC)  

N

P

  Neil, Michael I. (USMC)   Palmer, Frederick F. (USN) * Pitts, Roy E. (USMC)
  Nelson, James R. (USN)   Panian, Thomas C. (USMC) * Popp, James A. (USMC)
  Noel, Thomas E. (USMC)   Parrott, Lee R. (USMC)   Porter, Robert O. (USN)
  Noon, PatrickJ.,Jr. (USMC)   Paskevich, Anthony (USMC)   Poulson, Leroy N. (USMC)
* Norris, James A. (USMC)   Pate, James W. (USN) * Powell, Charles T. (USMC)
  Norton, John J. (USMC)   Peczeli, Joseph S. (USMC) * Powell, Richard L. (USN)
  Norwood, George O. (USMC) * Peters, William L. (USMC) * Powers, Trent R. (USN)

O

* Peterson, Dennie D. (USMC)  #Prendergast, Francis S. (USN)
  Oakley, John L. (USMC)   Phelps, John G. (USMC)  
  O’Brien, Joseph B. (USMC)   Phillips, John C. (USN)  
  O’Connor, Martin E. (USMC)   Piatt, Louis R. (USMC)

Q

  O’Kelley, John W. (USN) * Pichon, Louis A. (USMC)  
* Orlando, Samuel G. (USN) Pierpan, Herbert E. (USMC) * Quick, Robert L. (USMC)

R

* Ralya, Warren H. (USMC)   Richards, Thomas A. (USMC)   Roller, Robert T. (USMC)
* Rash, Donald R. (USMC)   Ripley, John W. (USMC)   Rollings, Wayne E. (USMC)
* Ray, Darrell T. (USMC)   Rivera, Jose L. (USMC)   Romine, Richard E. (USMC)
* Reid, John M. (USMC) * Rivers, Jettie (USMC) * Rosenberger, Roger D. (USMC)
* Reilly, Donald J. (USMC)   Roberson, James J. (USMC)   Ross, David L. (USMC)
* Reilly, James R. (USMC)   Robinson, David B. (USN) * Rudd, Donald L. (USN)
  Reinsche, Harold A. (USMC) * Rodrigues, Joe G. (USMC) * Rusher, Robert C. (USMC)
* Reis, Tiago (USMC)   Rogers, Gerald W. (USN)   Russell, Timothy W. (USMC)
  Reynolds, Marvin D. (USN)   Rogers, Raymond G.,Jr. (USMC)   Russell, William E. (USMC)
  Rhodes, Francis E. (USN)   Roland, John R. (USN)   Rusth, John E. (USMC)

S

  Sadler, Charles D. (USMC) * Sirousa, Michael A. (USMC)   Speer, Paul H. (USN)
* Sampson, Gerald H. (USMC) * Skibbe, David W. (USMC) * Spicer, Jonathan N. (USMC)
* Sanders, Thomas (USMC)   Skweres, Jeff C. (USMC) * Srsen, Steve A. (USMC)
* Sargent, George T. (USMC)   Slater, Albert C. (USMC)   Stahl, Mykle E. (USMC)
* Schley, Robert J. (USMC)   Slater, Robert M.S. (USMC)   Starrett, Edward F. (USMC)
  Schreiber, Klaus D. (USMC) * Sleigh, Duncan B. (USMC)   Stayton, Norman B. (USN)
  Schunck, Henry M. (USMC)   Sliby, Dennis M. (USMC) * St. Clair, Clarence H. (USMC)
  Scott, Donald W. (USMC)   Smith, Chester B. (USN) * Stewart, Michael E. (USMC)
  See, Roger D. (USMC) * Smith, Homer L. (USN)   Stockman, Robert D. (USMC)
  Sexton, Charles T. (USMC)   Smith, Ray L. (USMC)   Stone, Guy E. (USN)
  Sexton, Harry E. (USMC) * Snyder, Stephen F. (USMC)   Strode, Gerald M. (USN)
  Sexton, Merlyn A. (USMC) * Soliz, Thomas (USMC)   Stuckey, James L. (USMC)
  Shepherd, Burton H. (USN)   Sotomayor, Miguel A.R. (USMC)   Sullivan, Daniel F. (USMC)
* Sherman, Andrew M. (USMC) * Spark, Michael M. (USMC)   Sullivan, George R. (USMC)
* Sipple, Conrad A. (USMC)   Sparks, Neil R. (USN)  

T

  Taft, David A. (USN)   Thompson, Clinton W. (USMC) * Timmons, James M. (USMC)
* Taylor, Jesse J. (USN) * Thompson, Jerrald R. (USMC)   Tonkyn, Michael S. (USMC)
  Thatcher, Charles D. (USMC)   Thompson, John C. (USMC) * Trent, William D. (USMC)
* Thomas, Michael H. (USMC)   Thompson, Robert H. (USMC) * Truett, Quincy H. (USN)
  Thomas, Robert J. (USN)   Thoryk, Barry L. (USMC) ** Tycz, James N. (USMC)
  Thompson, Brock I. (USMC) * Thouvenell, Armand R. (USMC) * Tyrone, Willie D. (USMC)

U

W

  Underwood, David E (USMC)   Walker, James R. (USN) * Wilhelm, Mack H. (USN)

V

  Wallace, Ernie W. (USMC) * Willeford, Franklin P. (USN)
* Valdez, Phil I. (USN) * Ward, James C. (USMC)   Williams, James E. (USN)
   MOH for Separate Action 
  Vampatella, Philip V. (USN)   Warren, Roger O. (USMC)
  Vancor, Norman W. (USMC) * Webb, Bruce D. (USMC)   Williams, Lloyd T. (USN)
* Vasquez, Jesus R. (USMC)   Webb, James H. (USMC)   Williams, Robert S. (USMC)
  Verheyn, David A. (USMC)   Weise, William (USMC)   Wilson, Willis C. (USMC)
    Weseleskey, Allen E. (USN) * Wirick, William C. (USMC)
    Westin, Brian E. (USN)   Woods, Lloyd (USMC)
    Westphal, Warren R. (USN)   Work, Warren A. (USN)
    Wiant, Jeffrie E. (USN)   Wynn, Edward H. (USMC)
    Widger, Robert I. (USMC)  

Y

Z

  * Indicates Posthumous Award
** Indicates Missing In Action
#   Indicates Former Prisoner of War
* Yarber, Vernon L. (USMC)   Zacharias, Jerrold M. (USN)
* Yates, John Charles (USMC)   Zinser, Harry J. (USN)
  Yordy, Charles R. (USMC)  
  Young, William D. (USN)  
  Young, William H. (USMC)  

Navy Crosses were earned by at least 32 Navy Corpsmen (21 Posthumously)
Navy Crosses were earned by at least   6 Navy SEALs
Navy Crosses were earned by at least 14 PBR (Patrol Boat River) Force members

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The following Navy Crosses have been awarded for action exclusive of or since the Vietnam War.
USS Liberty Incident * Armstrong, Philip M. LCDR USN

Jun 8, 1967

* Brown, Francis QM3 USN

Jun 8, 1967

USS Pueblo Incident    Hammond, Robert J. Sgt USMC

Jun 23, 1968

SS Mayaguez Incident   McDaniel, James V. 2Lt. USMC

May 15, 1975

Grenada * Seagle, Jeb Cpt USMC

Oct 5, 1983

Just Cause (Panama) * McFaul, Donald L. CPO USN

Dec 20, 1989

  Casey, Thomas Lt.(j.g.) USN

December, 1989

Desert Storm    Ray, Eddie Stephen LTC USMC

Feb 25, 1991

   Kurth, Michael Col USMC

Feb 26, 1991

 

 

 

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