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Recipients Of The
Distinguished Service Cross

(This listing is as complete as we are able to provide from numerous resources, however it is possible that a few recipients may not be listed.  You can verify if someone received the Distinguished Service Cross from this list, but absence of a name should NOT be construed to definitively negate a veteran's claim to this award.)

43 Total Awards

 

43 Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded to members of the U.S. Navy serving in support of or attached to American Army and Marine Corps units during World War I.

Three of these Navy DSC recipients also received Medals of Honor in World War I:

 

 
Alphabetical Index of Recipients
Name Duties

Date of Action

Battle-Incident

Notes

  Bailey, George W. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Balch, John Henry Corpsman Jun 6-8 , Jul 19 & Oct 5 1918 Bois De Belleau MOH (WWI)
  Ball, Ernest B. Corpsman Oct 3, 1918 St. Etienne NC (Same Action)
  Bateman, Charles W. Corpsman Sep 12 -15, 1918 Thiaucourt  
  Baume, John Corpsman Oct 3 - 5, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Bear, Absalom F. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Bird, Francis M. Corpsman Oct 3 - 7, 1918 Suippes  
  Boone, Joel Thompson Med. Off. Jun 9 - 10 & 25, 1918 Bois de Belleau MOH (WWI)
  Bowman, Alvin Lester Corpsman Nov 3, 4, & 10, 1918 Meuse River NC (Same Action)
  Brady, John J. Chaplain Jun 6 - 7, 1918 Chateau-Thierry NC (Same Action)
  Brogden, Ronald Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (Same Action)
  Cochrane, Robert S. Corpsman Oct 3 - 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Dessez, Paul T. Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Chateau-Thierry NC (Same Action)
  Farwell, Wrey Gilmore Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Bois-de-Belleau  
  Gill, William Tignor, Jr. Med. Off. Jul 19, 1918 Vierzy NC (Same Action)
  Hook, Frederick R. Med. Off. Oct 4 - 6, 1918 St. Etienne NC (Same Action)
*Jamison, Roland Ray Corpsman Oct 4 - 5, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Jennison, Charles Sumner Corpsman Oct 4 - 6, 1918 Blanc Mont NC (Same Action)
  King, Ogden Doremus Med. Off. Jun 9 & 10, 1918 Belleau Wood NC (Same Action)
  Kingsbury, Carl O. Corpsman Apr 13, 1918 France  
*Litchfield, John Russell Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (Same Action
  Manning, James Eugene Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (Same Action)
  McLendon, Preston Alexander Med. Off. Oct 3 - 4, 1918 Blanc Mont NC (Same Action)
  Merkel, Edmo E. Corpsman Oct 3 - 4, 1918 Blanc Mont  
  Messanelli, Ray A. Corpsman Oct 4 - 5, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Michael, William Howard Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Belleau Wood NC (Same Action
  Nolan, Vincent A. Corpsman Oct 5 - 9, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Nolte, William Vermont Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 Blanc Mont  
  Peterson, George I. Corpsman Oct 3 - 7, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Petty, Orlando Henderson Med. Off. Jun 11, 1918 Bois-de-Belleau, France MOH (Same Action)
  Pilkerton, Alvin W. Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (WWI)
  Pratt, Lester L. Med. Off. Jun 11, 1918 Belleau Wood NC (Same Action)
  Reed, Eugene B. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Rogers, Benjamin F. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Russell, Thomas Nathan Corpsman Oct 4,1918 Blanc Mont NC (Same Action)
*Schaffner, Fred C. Corpsman Apr 13, 1918 France  
  Shea, Richard O'B Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Chateau-Thierry NC (Same Action)
  Stamps, Bernice B. Corpsman Sep 13 - 15, 1918 Jaulny  
*Tenley, Eugene Hodge Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne NC (Same Action)
  Tousic, Frank Corpsman Oct 3 - 7, 1918 Suippes  
*Witt, George Douglas Corpsman Oct 6, 1918 St. Etienne-a-Arnes  
  Yates, Frank Roy Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  

 

Chronological Index of Recipients
Name Duties Date of Action Battle-Incident Notes
  Kingsbury, Carl O. Corpsman Apr 13, 1918    
*Schaffner, Fred C. Corpsman Apr 13, 1918 France  
  Balch, John Henry Corpsman Jun 6-8 , Jul 19 & Oct 5 1918 Bois De Belleau MOH (WWI)
  Brady, John J. Chaplain Jun 6 - 7, 1918 Chateau-Thierry NC (Same Action)
  Dessez, Paul T. Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Chateau-Thierry NC (Same Action)
  Farwell, Wrey Gilmore Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Bois-de-Belleau  
  Michael, William Howard Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Belleau Wood NC (Same Action
  Shea, Richard O'B Med. Off. Jun 6, 1918 Chateau-Thierry NC (Same Action)
  Boone, Joel Thompson Med. Off. Jun 9 - 10 & 25, 1918 Bois de Belleau MOH (WWI)
  King, Ogden Doremus Med. Off. Jun 9 & 10, 1918 Belleau Wood NC (Same Action)
  Petty, Orlando Henderson Med. Off. Jun 11, 1918 Bois-de-Belleau, France MOH (Same Action)
  Pratt, Lester L. Med. Off. Jun 11, 1918 Belleau Wood NC (Same Action)
  Gill, William Tignor, Jr. Med. Off. Jul 19, 1918 Vierzy NC (Same Action)
  Bateman, Charles W. Corpsman Sep 12 -15, 1918 Thiaucourt  
  Stamps, Bernice B. Corpsman Sep 13 - 15, 1918 Jaulny  
  Brogden, Ronald Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (Same Action)
*Litchfield, John Russell Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (Same Action
  Manning, James Eugene Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (Same Action)
  Pilkerton, Alvin W. Corpsman Sep 15, 1918 Thiaucourt NC (WWI)
  Ball, Ernest B. Corpsman Oct 3, 1918 St. Etienne NC (Same Action)
  Baume, John Corpsman Oct 3 - 5, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Bird, Francis M. Corpsman Oct 3 - 7, 1918 Suippes  
  Cochrane, Robert S. Corpsman Oct 3 - 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  McLendon, Preston A. Med. Off. Oct 3 - 4, 1918 Blanc Mont NC (Same Action)
  Merkel, Edmo E. Corpsman Oct 3 - 4, 1918 Blanc Mont  
  Peterson, George I. Corpsman Oct 3 - 7, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Tousic, Frank Corpsman Oct 3 - 7, 1918 Suippes  
  Bailey, George W. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Bear, Absalom F. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Hook, Frederick R. Med. Off. Oct 4 - 6, 1918 St. Etienne NC (Same Action)
*Jamison, Roland Ray Corpsman Oct 4 - 5, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Jennison, Charles Sumner Corpsman Oct 4 - 6, 1918 Blanc Mont NC (Same Action)
  Messanelli, Ray A. Corpsman Oct 4 - 5, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Nolte, William Vermont Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 Blanc Mont  
  Reed, Eugene B. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Rogers, Benjamin F. Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Russell, Thomas Nathan Corpsman Oct 4,1918 Blanc Mont NC (Same Action)
*Tenley, Eugene Hodge Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne NC (Same Action)
  Yates, Frank Roy Corpsman Oct 4, 1918 St. Etienne  
  Nolan, Vincent A. Corpsman Oct 5 - 9, 1918 St. Etienne  
*Witt, George Douglas Corpsman Oct 6, 1918 St. Etienne-a-Arnes  
  Bowman, Alvin Lester Corpsman Nov 3, 4, & 10, 1918 Meuse River NC (Same Action)

 

 

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