Korean War - Navy Cross

There are 269 recipients of the Navy Cross which was awarded for exemplary and heroic service during the Korean War.

Interesting facts:

  • Two men earned TWO Navy Crosses in Korea.
  • John Page, US Army, earned the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor in Korea.
  • Lewis Puller, US Marine Corps, earned his 5th Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross in Korea.
  • Four World War II Navy Cross recipients earned a 2nd award in Korea.
  • One Korean War Navy Cross recipient earned a 2nd award in Vietnam.

Note: There is the chance that a valid recipient of the Military Cross may NOT be listed herein. Updates to correct any omissions will be made available from time to time.

* Indicates Killed in Action (KIA), Missing in Action (MIA), Prisoner of War (POW), or Died Non-Battle (DNB)