World War I - Navy Cross - Coast Guard and Army

There are 49 Coast Guard and Army recipients of the Navy Cross which was awarded for exemplary and heroic service during World War I.

Interesting Facts

A total of 36 Navy Crosses were awarded to members of the US Coast Guard for heroism and/or distinguished service in World War I.

  • 17 Awards for Distinguished Service/Heroism in Convoy Escort Duty
  • 19 Awards to crewman of the USS Seneca for heroism in attempting to rescue survivors after the steamship Wellington was torpedoed on September 16, 1918.
    • 10 of the Wellington Rescue Awards were Posthumous Awards

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

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