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The Navy Cross
 For Actions Prior to World War 1 
9 Total Awards

1st Haitian Campaign (1915-1917)

COLE, ELI KELLEY
Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps
1st Provisional Brigade (Haiti),
Date of Action: August 4, 1915 - 1917
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Eli Kelley Cole, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the First Provisional Brigade of Marines, in Haiti; for his cordial co-operation with and support of, the Provisional Government of Haiti, and for his friendly and efficient efforts for the improvement of the educational and social conditions of the Haitian people.
Born: 9/1/1867 at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York

 

Diplomatic Service (1916-1917)

BRECKENRIDGE, JAMES C.
Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
Attaché to the American Legations (Sweden)
Date of Action: April 1916 - August 1917
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James C. Breckenridge, Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché to the American Legations at Christiania and Stockholm, Sweden, and for a time also at Copenhagen. At all of these points the service of information established and conducted was of great value to the United States and the Allied Powers.

 

Dominican Campaign (1916-1918)

GLENN, CHASE W.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Marine Expeditionary Force
Date of Action: April 2 - 9, 1917
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Chase W. Glenn, Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while attached to the Marine Expeditionary Force serving in Santo Domingo during operations from April 2 to 9, 1917, in attending the wounded while under fire.

KILGORE, WILLIAM J., JR.
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 33d Company (Attached), Marine Expeditionary Force
Date of Action: (circa) 1916-18
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William J. Kilgore, Jr., Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service during an epidemic of Spanish Influenza in Santo Domingo, while in the field with the Thirty-Third Company, U.S. Marine Corps. Kilgore was the only assistant to the Marine Corps doctor and continued to administer to the sick, having a fever of 102 and 103, but would not give in. As a result of his splendid work not one man died. The services rendered were nothing short of marvelous.

PENDLETON, JOSEPH HENRY
Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps
2d Provisional Brigade, Marine Expeditionary Force (Dominican Republic)
Date of Action: June 18 - December 31, 1916
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Joseph Henry Pendleton, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding officer of the Second Provisional Brigade of Marines in support of the Government of Santo Domingo; for the wise and successful administration of important offices in the Government entrusted to his charge; and in general, for unfailing efforts to promote good order and material prosperity throughout the Dominican Republic.
Born: 6/2/1860 at Rochester, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Coronado, California

SCHOVAN, ARNOLD A. AKA: J. HAROLD ARNOLD
Drummer, U.S. Marine Corps
31st Company, 4th Provisional Regiment, Marine Expeditionary Force (Dominican Republic)
Date of Action: December 1, 1916
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Arnold A. aka: J. Harold Arnold Schovan, Drummer, U.S. Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service in the Dominican Republic on December 1, 1916. J. Harold Arnold, while serving under the name of Arnold A. Schovan, drummer of the Thirty-First Company, Fourth Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, in action involving actual conflict with the enemy, distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.
Awarded Under Special Legislation, USMC Authority: 102418 ACE-jfb (7 July 1936)
Born: at Royal Oak, Michigan
Home Town: Royal Oak, Michigan

SHINN, HERBERT L.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
4th Provisional Regiment, Marine Expeditionary Force
Date of Action: August 15, 1918
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Herbert L. Shinn, Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while on duty as medical officer of the Fourth Provincial Regiment of U.S. Marines, operating in Santo Domingo, where upon several occasions he performed the duties of a line officer on reconnaissance duty, and upon one occasions, August 15, 1918, took military command of a detachment which had lost its leader and led this detachment under fire to one of the finest achievements of the campaign.

 

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