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Recipients Of The
Distinguished Service Cross

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132 Awards

Indian Campaigns (1861-1898) 7
Interim (1871-1898) 1
Spanish American War *1898) 30
Philippine Insurrection (1899-1913) 68
China - Boxer Rebellion (1900) 6
Interim (1899-1910) 8
Mexican Border Wars (1915-1918) 5
Interim (1910 - 1917) 7

 

 

 Alphabetical Roster of Recipients
By War or Period

Indian Wars Spanish-American Philippines China Mexican Border Interim

Date of Action

Name

Rank

Notes

Battle-Incident

General Orders

  Aug. 11, 1873

Braden, Charles

2nd Lt.

Cavalry

Big Horn River , MT

GO 7, W.D., 1925

  July 8, 1878

Kress, John A.

Captain

Ordnance

Umatilla, OR

GO 7, W.D., 1925

  April 28, 1882

Hubbard, John C.

Private

Cavalry

Huachuca Mtns , AZ

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  May 11, 1889

Arrington, George

Private

Infantry

Arizona

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  Dec. 29, 1890

*Capron, Harry W.

Corporal

Cavalry

Wounded Knee Creek , SD

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  Dec. 29, 1890

*Hoff, John Van R.

Captain

Asst. Surgeon

Wounded Knee , SD

GO 3, W.D., 1925

  Nov. 19, 1896

1st Award
Young, John C.
DSC w/OLC (Span-Am)

Sergeant Major

Infantry

Fort Snelling , MN

In Lieu of CM/DSM

May 1898

Whitney, Henry H.

Captain

Infantry

Puerto Rico

GO 19, W.D., 1922

May 1898

Rowan, Andrew S.

Captain

Infantry

Cuba

GO 38, W.D., 1922

  June 2 - 5, 1898

Allen, James

Lt. Colonel

Signal Corps

Santiago , Cuba

GO 14, W.D., 1925

  June 24, 1898

Byram, George L.

1st Lt.

Cavalry

Las Guasimas , Cuba

GO 71, W.D., 1919

  June 24, 1898

Knox, Thomas T.

Captain

Cavalry

Las Guasimas , Cuba

GO 34, W.D., 1924

  July 1, 1898

Abele, Joseph E.

Private

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Arundell, Daniel

1st Sgt

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Binckli,  Frederic

Private

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Cook, William C.

Private

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Gould, Clarence S.

1st Sgt.

Cavalry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Marsh,  Robert J.

Musician

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 1, 1898

McMurphy, Frank P.

Corporal

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

O'Rourke, John

1st Sgt.

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Nichols, Edward T.

1st Sgt.

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Ravenstine, George O.

Sergeant

Cavalry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Shaffer, Samuel W.

Sergeant Major

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Smith, Jacob C.

Saddler Sgt.

Cavalry

San Juan , Cuba

GO 14, W.D., 1925

  July 1, 1898

Teter, Guy E.

Private

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Thornton, William

Corporal

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

Villumsen, Hans

Sergeant

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 1, 1898

2d Award
Young, John C.
DSC Interim 1871-1899)

Sgt. Maj.

Infantry

El Caney, Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  July 2, 1898

Cooke, James H.

Sergeant

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

GO 32, W.D., 1919

  July 2, 1898

Muir, Charles H.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

GO 10, W.D., 1924

  Aug. 2, 1898

Conner, Lawrence B.

Private

Infantry

Manila

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Aug. 9 & 10, 1898

Means, Rice W.

2nd Lt.

Infantry

Manila

GO 3, W.D., 1925

  Aug. 10, 1898

Bell, James Franklin
MOH (Philip pine Insurrection)

Major

Engineer

Manila

GO 3, W.D., 1925

  Aug. 13, 1898

Bjornstad, Alfred W.

Captain

Infantry

Manila

GO 126, W.D., 1919

  Aug. 13, 1898

March, Peyton C.

1st Lt.

Artillery

Manila

GO 39, W.D., 1920

  Aug. 13, 1898

Sillman,  Robert H.

Sergeant

Artillery

Manila

GO 116, W.D., 1919

  July 18, 1898

O'Reilly, James F.

Corporal

Infantry

Santiago , Cuba

In Lieu of CM/DSM

  Oct. 5 - 6, 1898

Kelly, Thomas

1st Sgt.

Infantry

Leech Lake , MN

GO 14, W.D., 1928

Feb. 5, 1899

Miles, Perry L.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Manila

GO 10, W.D., 1924

Feb. 12, 1899

1st Award
Bolles, Frank C.
DSC w/OLC (WWI)

2nd Lt.

Infantry

Panay, PI

GO 14, W.D., 1923

Feb. 28, 1899

Ohmer, Charles

Private

Infantry

Adjuntas, PR

In Lieu of CM/DSM

April 26, 1899

Ferguson, Arthur M.
MOH (Philippine Insurrection)

Corporal

Infantry

Calumpit

GO 126, W.D., 1919

June 13, 1899

Odin, Arthur S.

Private

Infantry

Zapote River

In Lieu of CM/DSM

June 22, 1899

Bassett, Daniel S.

Private

Infantry

San Felipe Church, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 19, 1899

Swan, Frank S.

Corporal

Infantry

Negros, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Aug. 16, 1899

Mahoney, Denis

Private

Infantry

Guagua, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Aug. 16, 1899

Humphrey, Charles F., Jr.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 126, W.D., 1919

Oct. 6, 1899

King, Edward L.

Captain

Cavalry

Cavite Province, PI

GO 126, W.D., 1919

Oct. 11, 1899

Hennecke,  Frederick

Sergeant

Infantry

Letye, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Oct. 11, 1899

Graham, Hugh A.

Private

Cavalry

Pampanga River, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Oct. 17, 1899

Davidson, Alexander H.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 27, W.D., 1919

Dec. 7, 1899

Copeland, Samuel

Private

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 3, W.D., 1925

Dec. 7, 1899

McMaster, George H.

1st Lt.

Infantry

PI

GO 43, W.D., 1922

Dec. 7, 1899

Miller, Claude H.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 3, W.D., 1925

Dec. 7, 1899

Monroe, Edward M.

Private

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 3, W.D., 1925

Dec. 7, 1899

Williams, Gus J.

Private

Invantry

Luzon, PI

GO 3, W.D., 1925

Jan. 25, 1900

Jeffers, Solomon L.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 7, W.D., 1925

Feb. 1, 1900

Johnston, Gordon
MOH (Philippine Insurrection)

2nd Lt.

Infantry

Leyte, PI

GO 13, W.D., 1924

Feb. 14, 1900

*Brickey, Wiley J.

1st Sgt.

Infantry

Luzon, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 10, 1900

Kreger, Edward A.

Captain

Infantry

Los Banos, PI

GO 108, W.D., 1919

March 11, 1900

Andrews, Charles F.

2nd Lt.

Infantry

, PI

GO 13, W.D., 1924

March 26, 1900

Jordan, Joseph E.

Private

Infantry

Calbayog, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 26, 1900

Rings, William

Cook

Infantry

Analason Mtns., PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 26, 1900

Smith,  Robert H.

Private

Infantry

Analason Mtns., PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

June 3, 1900

Barnes, Walter K.

Medic

Medical Corps

Bulacan, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 13, 1900

Abbott, George F.

Corporal

Infantry

China

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 13, 1900

Davis, Albert

Sergeant

Infantry

Tientsin, China

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 13, 1900

Frazier, Joseph

1st Lt.

Infantry

Tientsin

GO 3, W. D., 1925

July 13, 1900

Klein, Max

Private

Infantry

Tientsin, China

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 13, 1900

Waldron, William H.

2nd Lt.

Infantry

Tientsin, China

GO 43, W.D., 1922

Aug. 19, 1900

Sheen, Henry H.

Captain

Infantry

Dasmarinas, PI

GO 118, W.D., 1919

Sept. 4, 1900

Corning, John A.

Private

Cavalry

Chang Ping Chow, China

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Sept. 8, 1900

Metcalf, Charles K.

Medic

Medical Corps

Galveston, TX

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Sept. 22, 1900

Aloe, Alfred

1st Lt.

Infantry

Mozambique, PI

GO 10, W.D., 1924

Oct. 15, 1900

Boyington, John E.

Private

Infantry

, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Nov. 2, 1900

Van Way, Charles W.

Captain

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 44, W.D., 1919

Dec. 31, 1900

Philbin, Patrick

Sergeant

Infantry

San Juan, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Feb. 2, 1901

O'Brien, James J.

Private

Infantry

Batioto, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 9, 1901

Cody, Myron

Private

Infantry

Corkscrew Hill, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

April 9, 1901

Coston, Tony

Private

Infantry

Leyte, PI

GO 21, W.D., 1925

Sept. 1, 1901

Willford, James W.

Sergeant

Infantry

Samar, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Sept. 5, 1901

Carner, George W.

Musician

Infantry

Borac River, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Dec. 23, 1901

Connolly, Patrick A.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Luzon, PI

GO 17, W.D., 1924

Dec. 31, 1901

Harrison,  Fred A.

Private

Cavalry

Cavite Province, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Dec. 31, 1901

Rhodes, Charles D.

Captain

Cavalry

Luzon, PI

GO 126, W.D., 1919

Jan. & Feb., 1902

Gould,  Fred H.

Corporal

Infantry

Samar, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

May 2, 1902

Rice, George D.

Chaplain

Chaplain

Mindanao, PI

GO 14, W.D., 1925

May 2, 1902

Whelan, John

Sergeant

Infantry

Bayang, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

May 2, 1902

Woods, George

Corporal

Infantry

Bayang, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Oct. 30, 1902

Moreland, George

Private

Infantry

Guimaras, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 27, 1903

Herter, Otto

Private

Medical Corps

Rizal, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

April 8, 1903

Leonard, Charles L.

Medic

Medical Corps

Mindanao, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

May 1, 1903

Morrow, Bishop L.

Sergeant

Infantry

Lake Lanao, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

May 4, 1903

Staples, Frank

Private

Infantry

Pitacus, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Jan. 22, 1904

Zink, Edward J.

QM Sgt

Infantry

Mindanao, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Feb. 13, 1904

Woods, Walter W.

Private

Infantry

Mindanao, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Feb. 14, 1904

Drake, Charles B.

Captain

Cavalry

Jolo, PI

GO 126, W.D., 1919

April 9, 1904

Treadway, Samuel

Corporal

Infantry

Mindanao, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

June 14, 1904

Lewis, Converse R.

2nd Lt.

Infantry

Mindanao, PI

GO 111, W.D., 1919

July 12, 1904

Kahn, Joseph F.

Private

Infantry

Fort Liscum, AK

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Nov. 28, 1904

Hickey, Edward J.

Private

Quartermaster

West Point, NY

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Jan. 7, 1905

Lewis, William F.

Captain

Medical Corps

Jolo, PI

GO 4, W.D., 1923

May 3, 1905

Fisher, Ronald E.

2nd Lt.

Cavalry

PI

GO 3, W.D., 1922

May 3, 1905

Harris, Henry L., Jr.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Jolo, PI

GO 126, W.D., 1919

May 5, 1905

Hobbs, Horace P.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Jolo, PI

GO 4, W.D., 1923

July 13, 1905

Koenig, Edward

Private

Infantry

Governor's Island, NY

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Oct. 22, 1905

Remington,  Philip

2nd Lt.

Infantry

Mindanao, PI

GO 4, W.D., 1923

Dec. 8, 1905

McDowell, Winchester

Private

Infantry

Lake Champlain, NY

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 7, 1906

McDonald, Wilbert L.

Sergeant

Infantry

Jolo, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

March 7, 1906

Olson, Roy C.

Corporal

Infantry

Mt. Bud-Dajo, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 3, 1906

Broadus, Lewis

1st Sgt.

Infantry

Fort Niobrara, NE

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Sept. 10, 1907

Keeney, Armar D.

Private

Infantry

Panay, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 2, 1909

Myers, Leo A.

Private

Cavalry

Patian Island, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 4, 1909

Harty, Bernard A.

Private

Cavalry

Patian Island, PI

GO 14, W.D., 1925

July 4, 1909

Parrott, Roger S.

2nd Lt.

Artillery

Patian Island, PI

GO 13, W.D., 1924

July 4, 1909

Wendell, William

Sergeant

Cavalry

Patian Island, PI

GO 14, W.D., 1925

June 27, 1910

Garrard, Floyd P.

Sergeant

Cavalry

Mindanao, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

July 21, 1910

Bryan, William

Sergeant

Artillery

Fort Monroe, VA

In Lieu of CM/DSM

May 7, 1911

Keister, Guy A.

Private

Infantry

Lakeside, CA

In Lieu of CM/DSM

June 25, 1912

Bowden, William H.

Corporal

Infantry

Wisconsin River, WI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Aug. 19, 1912

Davis, Harvey S.

Sergeant

MOS

Fort Monroe, VA

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Nov. 9, 1912

Anderson, Almer A.

Trumpeter

Cavalry

Tagnig River, PI

In Lieu of CM/DSM

June 15, 1913

Pershing, John J.

B. Gen.

Infantry

Jolo, PI

GO Supplement, 1941

Sept. 28, 1914

Vandervert, Claude R.

Sergeant

Infantry

Vera Cruz, Mexico

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Aug. 27, 1915

Schaus, Walter C.

Private

Artillery

San Francisco, CA

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Oct. 21, 1915

Smith, Herbert Reeves

SFC

Signal Corps

Ojo de Agua, TX

GO 10, W.D., 1924

March 9, 1916

Castleman, James P.

1st Lt.

Cavalry

Mexican Border

GO 2, W.D., 1920

March 9, 1916

Tompkins, Frank

Major

Cavalry

Columbus, NM

GO 8, W.D., 1934

May 17, 1916

Olsen, Stanley R.

PFC

Cavalry

Chihuahua, Mexico

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Nov. 25, 1917

Richardson, Clarence M.

Sergeant

Artillery

Fort Washington, MD

In Lieu of CM/DSM

Aug. 27, 1918

Fannin, Oliver W.

1st Lt.

Infantry

Nogales, AZ

GO 44, W.D., 1919

Aug. 27, 1918

Lavery, James Flavian

PFC

Quartermaster

Nogales, AZ

GO 9, W.D., 1923


Pre-WWI D.S.C. Recipients

U. S. Army

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