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The Navy Cross to Members of the US Navy
 World War 1 
1298 Total Awards

Chaplains, Corpsmen, & Medical Officers

A total of 108 Navy Crosses were awarded for heroic actions by Navy Chaplains, Corpsmen, and Medical Officers on the front lines of combat and at sea.

 

Navy Chaplains (5 Awards)

Brady, John J.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Chaplain, 5th Marines (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) John J. Brady, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession in serving with the Fifth Regiment
Marines when he exposed himself fearlessly, making a complete tour of the front lines twice, and carrying cigarettes to men who would not have had an opportunity otherwise to get them. He carried out his duties as a chaplain with devotion and was cool under fire.

 

Darche, Harris A.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Chaplain
Date Of Action:
June 1 - 14, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Harris A. Darche, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in rendering services difficult to measure in the operations against the enemy from June 1 to June 14, 1918, when his efforts in searching for and burying the dead, in giving cheer and spiritual comfort to the fighting troops, in handling working parties and in aiding the surgeons were tireless; and he performed the last rites of the church under fire.

 

MacNair, James D.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Chaplain
Date Of Action:
June 6 - 14, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant James Duncan MacNair,, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the operations against the enemy from June 6 to June 14, 1918, in performing his services in daily risk of death from enemy fire, when his labors in locating and burying the dead and in giving comfort to the wounded were given with fidelity to duty under all conditions.

Maguire, William A.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Chaplain, U.S.S. Christabel
Date Of Action:
April 17, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant William A. Maguire, U.S. Navy, for The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant William A. Maguire, United States Navy (Chaplain), for extraordinary heroism as an officer in a boat sent out from the U.S.S. Christabel to the rescue of men from the Florence H, which vessel, loaded with explosives, was burned in the harbor of Quiberon on the night of the 17th of April, 1918. Almost immediately after the outbreak of fire the water in the vicinity of Florence H was covered with burning powder boxes, many of which exploded, scattering flames throughout the wreckage. The officers and crews of the Christabel's boats drove their boats into the burning mass and succeeded in saving the lives of many men, who, but for the help so promptly and heroically extended, must have perished in the wreckage.

 

Park, Albert N.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Chaplain
Date Of Action:
October 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Albert N. Park, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action southeast of St. Etienne, France, on October 4, 1918.
Chaplain Park, while in charge of the regimental burial detail, voluntarily exposed himself to heavy shell fire to assist two wounded men to a place of safety, and calmly walked around among the men directing them to get under cover while remaining himself exposed.

Navy Corpsmen (61 Awards)

Ball, Ernest B.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 10 & November 1 - 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Ernest B. Ball, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front at Mont Blanc Ridge and in the Argonne offensive. Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Ball showed exceptional braver and devotion to duty by dressing wounded men under continuous machine gun and artillery fire.

 

Barber, Wayne
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Wayne Barber, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while serving with the Marines at the front in France October 4, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Barber displayed marked bravery and devotion to duty in caring for the wounded under heavy shell and machine gun fire until he was severely wounded.

 

Barker, Leonard M.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 96th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19 & September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Leonard M. Barker, U.S. Navy, for exceptional heroism while attacked to the Ninety-fifth Company, Sixth Marines, A.E.F., in action against the enemy at Tigny on July 19th, and also in action near Thiacourt, France, on September 15, 1918. Constantly under heavy shell
fire, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Barker labored courageously and tirelessly throughout the day and well into the night dressing the wounded on the field and superintending their evacuation. His calm courage and energetic attention to duty was an inspiration to the entire command. Pharmacist's Mate Barker received the Croix de Guerre from the French Government.

 

Barrett, Alfred A.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 & 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Alfred A. Barrett, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front on October 3 and 4, 1918, when he went constantly into exposed positions under heavy machine gun and shell fire to aid the wounded until he was himself severely wounded.

 

Bennett, Morton L.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 3rd Bn., 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Morton L. Bennett, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and heroic conduct displayed while attached to the Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, A.E.F. In action against the enemy near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918, Hospital Apprentice First Class Bennett left his regular station under intense shell fire, not caring for his own safety, to attend his severely wounded comrades, thereby saving many of their lives.

 

Bowman, Alvin Lester
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
November 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Alvin Lester Bowman, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines
at the front in giving first aid to wounded and carrying them to a place of comparative safety. On the night of November 10th, under a heavy artillery bombardment and withering machine gun fire, he exposed himself recklessly without a thought of personal danger and unaided carried three men across the Meuse River.

 

Bracken, William J.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class William J. Bracken,
U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and heroic conduct while attached to the Sixth Marines. Pharmacist's Mate Bracken showed great devotion to duty at Blanc Mont, Champagne region, France, October 3 - 10, 1918, in giving first aid and evacuating the wounded under very trying conditions. On October 4th, during a heavy gas-shell bombardment near Sommepy, he bravely continued dressing all wounded brought to the battalion aid station. On the evening of the same day he unhesitatingly went to the scene of severely wounded, carrying them back on stretchers.

 

Brogden, Ronald
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15 & October 2 - 3, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Ronald Brogden, U.S.
Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Brogden displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty by going through the heavy artillery and machine gun fire to the aid of a wounded officer belonging to another organization. On October 2, 1918, he volunteered to accompany a raiding patrol into the enemy's trenches. On October 3d, from 6.30 a. m. to 11.30 a. m., during the attack at Blanc Mont, after all his fellow Hospital Corps men were casualties, he continued to dress wounded men right in front line under heavy machine gun and artillery fire.

 

*Brown, Raymond R.
Pharmacist's Mte Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 84th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 7, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Raymond R. Brown, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and heroic conduct displayed while attached to the Eighty-fourth Company, Sixth Marines at Blanc Mont, Champagne region, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Brown continually exposed himself to the fire of the enemy machine guns, snipers, and Austrian 88's in order to render first aid and evacuated the wounded in a system of shallow trenches east of St. Etienne. He continued in this performance of his duty until killed in action.

 

Brumbeloe, Algernon G.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 5th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Algernon G. Brumbeloe, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving
with the 5th Regiment, U.S. Marines. In the attack at Belleau Wood on June 6, 1918, Pharmacist's Mate Brumbeloe was with company, which was mistaken in a fog for Germans, and subjected to heavy fire. He brought back a message over a fire swept field, then attended the wounded in a field swept by machine-gun fire, and brought them to shelter. The next day while searching the same field for dead and wounded, he was wounded by a sniper.

 

Fitzsimmons, Frank L.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
November 2, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Frank L. Fitzsimmons, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the 6th Regiment, U. S. Marines, in action near Bayonville, November 2, 1918, after his gas mask and overcoat had been torn from him by a shell fragment,
he continued the advance and exposed himself while dressing the wounded. He was exceptionally courageous and efficient in this work and thereby saved many lives.

 

*Gates, Horatio D.
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Pharmacist's Mate Horatio D. Gates, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918. Chief Pharmacist's Mate Gates did cool and effective work in caring for wounded under heavy fire in the open and without adequate shelter.

 

Goodwin, Oscar Sexton
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Headquarter, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Oscar Sexton Goodwin, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to regimental headquarters, Sixth Marines, A.E.F. In action against the enemy near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918, Pharmacist's Mate First Class Sexton worked just behind the front line in the open field without shelter or protection under heavy and continuous fire, administering to many wounded comrades. He has distinguished himself in every engagement in which his regiment participated and has been repeatedly recommended for gallantry.

 

*Grantham, James H.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 94th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
November 1 - 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class James H. Grantham, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and heroic conduct while attached to the Ninety-fourth Company, Sixth Marines in action against the enemy in the Meuse-Argonne, France, November 1 - 11, 1918. With unwavering courage and utter disregard of all personal danger Hospitalman Grantham dressed and attended wounded in the face of constant and terrific machine gun and shell fire until he himself was killed while in the act of bandaging a wounded comrade.

 

Greer, William B.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 3rd Bn., 5th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 6 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class William B. Greer, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession in action at Blanc Mont Ridge, from October 6 to 10, 1918. with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, U. S. Marines. Volunteered to go forward to direct bearers to advance dressing station over ground covered by terrific fire, returned to the dressing station and dressed the wounded regardless of bombardment and firing from enemy airplanes.

 

Henderson, Ernest Lee
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Ernest Lee Henderson, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. marines at the front during the operations near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918.
Pharmacist's Mate Henderson showed great bravery and coolness under heaviest fire and fell severely wounded while assisting the wounded from the front line.

 

Herrman, Bernard W.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 76th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Bernard W. Herrman, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and heroic conduct while attached to the Seventy-sixth Company, Sixth Marines, in action against the enemy near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Herrman was conspicuous for his coolness and the valuable services which he performed under heavy artillery fire, evacuating wounded men at the risk of his life during heavy bombardments. He was cited before for his conspicuous courage and coolness in action against the enemy (in aiding the wounded) at Vierzy, July 19. His work has always been meritorious. Hospital Apprentice Herrman was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star by the French Government.

 

Hull, Roy E.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Roy E. Hull, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service at the front in France on October 10, 1918, when Hull showed marked bravery and devotion to duty in attending the wounded under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and his bearing was an inspiration to his associates.

 

Jarvis, Harry W.
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 18, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Pharmacist's Mate Harry W. Jarvis, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. marines at the front during the attack on Vierzy, France, on July 18, 1918, when voluntarily and of his own initiative, in association with two other pharmacist mates, he organized and established advanced aid posts following closely upon the first wave of the attacking troops and evacuated wounded, rapidly and successfully under most harassing fire.

 

Jennison, Charles S.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Charles S. Jennison, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. marines at the front by assisting in establishing advanced dressing stations and maintaining them as close to the front as possible in order to better take care of the wounded. Pharmacist's Mate Jennison was constantly exposed to heavy shell and machine-gun
fire, but showed an utter disregard for personal safety, and when wounded, refused to be evacuated, and continued to take care of the wounded for 48 hours thereafter.

 

*Johnson, Joseph S.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
June 9, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Joseph S. Johnson, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty on June 9, 1918, in the action at Bouresches, in caring for and evacuating more than two hundred wounded and gassed men under machine gun and shell fire. Pharmacist's Mate Johnson worked unceasingly until all had been removed to a place of safety. He was later killed in action.

 

Jones, George A.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class George A. Jones, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while serving with the Marines at the front in France on June 6, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Jones showed marked bravery and devotion to duty in caring for the wounded under heavy shell and machine gun fire until he was severely wounded and refused aid, until all others had been cared for.

 

Kaga, Raymond
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 95th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Raymond Kaga, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service displayed while attached to the Sixth Marines, Ninety-fifth Company. In action against the enemy near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918, disregarding all personal danger, Pharmacist's Mate Kaga was indefatigable in rendering assistance to the wounded under heavy constant shell fire. His calm courage and energetic attention to duty was an inspiration to the entire command.

 

Kinkle, Clyde A.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19 & October 8 - 9, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Clyde A. Kinkle, U.S.
Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Kinkle was conspicuous for incessant work until he fainted from exhaustion at the end of ten hours' duty. This work was carried out in the open field and under heavy fire. Also in Champagne Sector October 8th, and 9th, he carried men off the field who were lying in places where it seemed no one could remain alive.

Klein, George F.
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Cassin
Date Of Action:
October 15, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Pharmacist's Mate George F. Klein, U.S. Navy,
for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty on the occasion of the torpedoing of and explosion on the U.S.S. Cassin on October 15, 1917. Pharmacist's Mate Klein, with other members of the crew, was untiring in his work of shoring up bulkheads, restaying masts and improvising means of towing, He set an example to the younger and less experienced members of the crew.

Law, George B.
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve U.S.S. Mount Vernon
Date Of Action:
September 5, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class George B. Law, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service and for the splendid manner in which he conducted himself and performed his duties in aiding and saving the U.S.S. Mount Vernon when she was torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean on September 5, 1918.

Layton, Lester K.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Lester K. Layton, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Layton did cool and effective work in caring for wounded under heavy fire in the open and without adequate shelter.

LeBas, Harry E.
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Whipple
Date Of Action:
April 17, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Harry E. LeBas, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism as a member of the crew of boats sent out from the
U.S.S. Whipple to the rescue of men from the Florence H, which vessel, loaded with explosives, was burned in the harbor of Quiberon on the night of the 17th of April, 1918. Almost immediately after the outbreak of fire the water in the vicinity of Florence H was covered with burning powder boxes, many of which exploded, scattering flames throughout the wreckage. The crews of the Whipple's boats drove their boats into the burning mass without thought of danger to themselves and, assisted by boats from the other ships present in the harbor, succeeded in saving the lives of many men who, but for the help so promptly and heroically extended, must have perished in the wreckage.

Lewis, S. J.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class S. J. Lewis, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the 6th Marines. During the heavy gas shell bombardment on October 4, 1918, Pharmacist's Mate Lewis continued dressing wounded brought to the battalion aid station, unmindful of personal danger. When several men were wounded during heavy bombardment he went on to the field and administered first aid and carried the
wounded back on stretchers.

 

*Litchfield, John R.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 74th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class John R. Litchfield, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the Seventy-fourth Company, Sixth Regiment United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Litchfield displayed exceptional bravery in giving first aid to the wounded under shell fire. He was killed taking a wounded soldier out of the trench to
the rear.

 

Lufkin, Hall N.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Hall N. Lufkin, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the 6th Marines. Without regard for his own safety Pharmacist's Mate Lufkin worked untiringly in rendering first aid to the wounded, under extremely heavy shell fire, exposing himself to fire on the battlefield to carry wounded men on stretchers to a place of safety.

 

Mangold, Merton Henry
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Merton Henry Mangold, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the Sixth Marines. Pharmacist's Mate Mangold displayed heroic action in rescuing the wounded during shell fire. On July 19, 1918, he was wounded during a
shell explosion.

Manley, George C.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve Force)
Date Of Action:
April 17, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class George C. Manley, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism as a member of the crew of boats sent out from the U.S.S. Sultana to the rescue of men from the Florence H, which vessel, loaded with explosives, was burned in the harbor of Quiberon on the night of the 17th
of April, 1918. Almost immediately after the outbreak of fire the water in the vicinity of Florence H was covered with burning powder boxes, many of which exploded, scattering flames throughout the wreckage. The crews of the Sultana's boats drove their boats into the burning mass without thought of danger to themselves and, assisted by boats from the other ships present in the harbor, succeeded in saving the lives of many men who, but for the help so promptly and heroically extended, must have perished in the wreckage.

Manning, James Eugene
Pharmacist's Mate Corpsman, 1st. Bn., 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Pharmacist's Mate Third Class James Eugene Manning, U.S. Navy, for distinguished and heroic service while attached to the First Battalion Sixth Marines: In the action against the enemy near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918, while attending to a wounded man the dressing station was hit with a shell and the patient was wounded in two more places. Showing great devotion, Pharmacist's Mate
Manning dressed the new wounds, and while doing so was struck in the back and knocked down by the explosion of another shell striking the aid station. He refused to leave his post until he had finished dressing the wounded man and had removed him from the aid station, which was completely gutted a minute later by another shell. During the entire action Pharmacist's Mate Manning was conspicuous for his courage and promptness in the care of the wounded.

 

Marks, John H.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class John H. Marks, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Marks labored courageously and tirelessly throughout the day and well into the night, in dressing the wounded in the field, in the open and under inadequate shelter.

 

Martin, Hal Eugene
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 1st Bn., 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Hal Eugene Martin, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the First Battalion, Sixth Marines; at Mont Blanc, on October 5, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Martin rushed into a barrage and rescued a wounded man who had been dropped there when the stretcher bearers were wounded. During the entire action from October 3 to 10, Hospital Apprentice Martin was at all times ready to dash out and care for the wounded. After the operations it was necessary to evacuate him with
a high fever. His untiring efforts and personal bravery saved many lives and was an inspiration to the men.

 

*Maxwell, David M.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class David M. Maxwell, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. marines at the front in going out into the open to the aid of the wounded under heavy machine and artillery fire, in the performance of which heroic service he was killed.

 

McKenney, Leroy M.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Leroy M. McKenney, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front in administering first aid to wounded men under continual shell and machine-gun fire.

 

Medkirk, Forest T.
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 18, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Forest T. Medkirk, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines at the front during attack on Vierzy, France, on July 18, 1918, when voluntarily and of his own initiative, in association with two other pharmacist mates, Pharmacist's Mate Medkirk organized and established advanced aid posts following closely upon the first wave of the attacking troops and evacuated wounded rapidly and successfully under most harassing conditions.

 

Moll, Joseph J.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Joseph J. Moll, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U. S. Marines at the front in dressing wounded under a terrific shell and machine-gun fire, until he was severely wounded.

 

Muller, Ekard
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 3rd Bn., 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 6 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Ekard Muller, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action at Blanc Mont Ridge, October 6 to 10,1918, with 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment, U. S. Marines. In the face of intense artillery and machine-gun fire, Pharmacist's Mate Muller established an advanced dressing station and dressed and evacuated the wounded showing at all times utter disregard for personal danger.

Murphy, James V.
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve U.S.S. Mount Vernon
Date Of Action:
September 5, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class James V. Murphy, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished and meritorious service and for the splendid manner in which he conducted himself and performed his duties in aiding and saving the U.S.S. Mount Vernon when she was torpedoed on September 5, 1918.

Pilkerton, Alvin W.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Alvin W. Pilkerton, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Pilkerton did cool and effective work in caring for wounded under heavy fire in the open and without adequate shelter.

Reister, Junius E.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Junius E. Reister, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the 6th
Regiment, U.S. Marines. Pharmacist's Mate Reister rendered highly commendable service in aiding the wounded, particularly at the Bois de Belleau on June 6, 1918, when the company to which he was attached was caught in a barrage. He stuck to his post until all casualties were evacuated and volunteered his services to another company entering the line.

Roberts, Harold C.
First Award
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
June 7, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Harold C. Roberts, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving at the front with the U.S. Marines on the night of June 7, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Roberts showed exceptional heroism by volunteering to cross an open field under heavy machine-gun
fire to bring in the wounded who were calling for help.
Other Award:
Navy Cross with Gold Star (2nd Nicaraguan Campaign)

Rodemich, Lorraine F.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 18, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Lorraine F. Rodemich, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front during the attack on Vierzy, France, on July 18, 1918, when voluntarily and of his own initiative, in association with two other pharmacist mates, he organized and established advanced aid posts following closely upon the first wave of the attacking troops and evacuated wounded rapidly and successfully under most harassing conditions.  

Russell, Thomas Nathan
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
November 1 - 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Thomas Nathan Russell, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front in the Argonne operations. Although wounded, Pharmacist's Mate Russell exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and shell fire to dress the wounds of five comrades, and assisted in evacuating them. He also protested against leaving wounded members of his company until after the arrival of another man to replace him.

 

Simmer, Tony
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Tony Simmer, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front in running to the aid of a wounded man during a heavy bombardment and carrying him to a post of safety.

 

Smith, Thomas Ray
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Thomas Ray Smith, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the 6th Marines. Pharmacist's Mate Smith at Blanc Mont, Champagne Region, France, October 3 - 10, 1918, showed great devotion to duty in giving first aid and evacuating the wounded under very trying conditions throughout the engagement.

 

Staton, Ennis Calvin
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Ennis Calvin Staton, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while attached to the 6th Marines. Without regard for his own safety, Hospital Apprentice Staton worked untiringly in rendering first aid to the wounded under extremely heavy shell fire, exposing him to fire on the battle field to carry wounded men on stretchers to a place of safety.

 

Strott, George G.
Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy
US Navy
Date Of Action:
June 1 & July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Petty Officer George G. Strott, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service on June 1, 1918, and July 19, 1918, at the front when under heavy bombardment. He performed his duties without faltering and rare fidelity and labored unceasingly and with great initiative. He had excellent judgment and set an example to all men under him. At the risk of his life on frequent occasions he exposed himself to heavy shell fire and poison gases. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government.


Taylor, Gus L.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
June 7, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Gus L. Taylor, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front in the battle of Bois de Belleau, France, June 7, 1918, in volunteering to go to the aid of
two wounded men who were in front of our lines, and in bringing them to a place of safety, although himself wounded severely.

 

Taylor, Leslie Robert
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 84th Company, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Leslie Robert Taylor, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while serving with the Eighty-fourth Company, Sixth Marines. Pharmacist's Mate Taylor displayed extraordinary coolness and devotion to duty while under heavy shell fire. He co-operated in organizing and maintaining a first-aid station for over 16 hours with only German prisoners as subordinates. He continued this work for almost 30 hours without food or rest until the arrival of a unit of the Medical Department.

 

Templeton, Percy V.
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Pharmacist's Mate Percy V. Templeton, U.S. Navy, for exceptional and heroic conduct while attached to the Sixth Marines. In action against the enemy near Mont Blanc, October 3 to 10, Pharmacist's Mate Templeton distinguished himself, being unmindful of personal danger, his only thought being for the wounded men on the field of battle. He labored untiringly, rendering first aid to the wounded and carrying them to a place of safety on stretchers.

 

*Tenley, Eugene H.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Eugene H. Tenley, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front during the engagement near St. Etienne, October 4, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Tenley voluntarily accompanied a small force into an open attack against an enemy who outnumbered the attacking force 10 to 1 and rendered valuable medical assistance until he was killed by a shell fragment.

 

Thompson, Buford Gary
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Buford Gary Thompson, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service and devotion to duty while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front in France, October 3 to 6, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Thompson displayed marked bravery in attending the wounded under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.

 

*Welty, Frank G.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Frank G. Welty, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front in continuing to dress the wounded and in assisting in their evacuation under heavy enemy machine-gun and shell fire, in the performance of which duty he was killed.

 

Whalen, Levesque L.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Hospital Apprentice First Class Levesque L. Whalen,
U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Whalen worked through the day under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire in dressing wounded and removing them to safety. Several times he performed this duty between the opposing lines.

 

Wiley, Harry K.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, US Marine Corps (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Harry K. Wiley, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the U.S. Marines at the front on July 19, 1918, when he constantly exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in carrying in the wounded in complete disregard of his own personal safety.

 

Wyse, Fred E.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Corpsman, 6th Marine Regiment (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Fred E. Wyse, U.S. Navy, for distinguished and heroic service while serving with. the 6th Regiment of U.S. Marines at Mont Blanc, October 5, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Wyse went into a barrage and rescued four men and brought them to a place of safety, and at all times from October 3rd to 10th, disregarding personal danger, worked with untiring efforts in the care of the wounded.

Zeller, Louis
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
US.S. Christabel
Date Of Action:
April 17, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Pharmacist's Mate First Class Louis Zeller, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism as a member of the crew of boats sent out from the
U.S.S. Christabel to the rescue of men from the Florence H, which vessel, loaded with explosives, was burned in the harbor of Quiberon on the night of the 17th of April, 1918. Almost immediately after the outbreak of fire the water in the vicinity of Florence H was covered with burning powder boxes, many of which exploded, scattering flames throughout the wreckage. The crews of the Christabel's boats drove their boats into the burning mass without thought of danger to themselves and, assisted by boats from the other ships present in the harbor, succeeded in saving the lives of many men who, but for the help so promptly and heroically extended, must have perished in the wreckage.

Medical Officers (43 Awards)

Blackwood, James D.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Medical Corps
Date Of Action:
May 31, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) James D. Blackwood, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in attending to the safety of the sick of the U. S. S. President Lincoln when that vessel was torpedoed on May 31, 1918.

 

Blackwood, Norman J.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, US Hospital Ships Solace & Mercy
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Norman J. Blackwood, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U. S. Hospital Ships, Solace and Mercy in the Train of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet.

 

Bogert, Edward S.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Commander Naval Base Hospital (Strathpeffer, Scotland)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Edward S. Bogert, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of United States Naval
Hospital at Strathpeffer, Scotland.

 

Carpenter, Dudley Newcomb
Captain, U.S. Navy
Naval Base Hospital No. 4 (Queenstown, Ireland)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Ducley Newcomb Carpenter, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in establishing and maintaining Naval Base Hospital No. 4 at Queenstown, Ireland.

 

Crosby, Paul T.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Surgeon, American Expeditionary Forces (France)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Paul T. Crosby, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the American Expeditionary Forces, France. His courage and untiring energy in caring for the wounded under fire, in many cases in the front line, and with conspicuous disregard for personal danger, were splendid examples to all associated with him.

 

Curl, Holton C.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commander, Naval Base Hospital No. 5 (Brest, France)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Holton C. Curl, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of Naval Base Hospital No. 5 in France and as medical adviser to the commander U. S. naval forces in France.

 

Dessez, Paul T.
Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Regimental Surgeon, 5th Marine Regiment
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander (MC) Paul T. Dessez, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism as regimental surgeon, Fifth Regiment of Marines. On the day that the regiment suffered its heaviest losses, June 6, 1918, this officer organized the service of caring for and evacuating the wounded in the most systematic and admirable manner. The duty required almost constant exposure to the fire of the enemy.

 

Devalin, Charles M.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Commander, Naval Base Hospital (Leith, Scotland)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Charles M. Devalin, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of a United States Naval Hospital at Leith, Scotland.

 

Dickinson, Dwight, Jr.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Surgeon
Date Of Action:
October 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Dwight Dickinson, Jr., U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Dickinson attended the wounded with utter disregard for his own safety. When a shell struck the dressing station which he had established in an advanced zone he rushed to the assistance of the wounded and, through his devotion to duty, many lives were saved.

 

Farwell, Wray G.
Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander (MC) Wray G. Farwell, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism under fire on June 6, 1918, when his regimental commander was wounded by a sniper's bullet, in personally supervising his evacuation across a field exposed to fire of machine guns and snipers.

 

Fiske, Charles N.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Medical Officer Cruiser and Transport Force
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Charles N. Fiske, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as force medical officer, Cruiser and Transport Force.

 

Freeman, George F.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, Naval Base Hospital No. 5 (Brest, France)
Date Of Action:

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) George F. Freeman, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in charge of the Navy base hospital
at Brest, France, and as force medical officer on the staff of the commander U. S. Naval Forces in France.

 

Garrison, Harry A.
Lieutenant Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, Naval Base Hospital No. 5 (Brest, France)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander (MC) Harry A. Garrison, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in charge of Naval Base Hospital No 5, Brest, France.

 

Gill, James E.
Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Fleet Surgeon, US Asiatic Fleet
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander (MC) James E. Gill, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as fleet surgeon, U. S. Asiatic Fleet, and especially for his work in the care of the sick and wounded of the Czecho-Sloyak and other allied armies operating in Siberia and in the establishment and administration and organization of an up-to-date hospital for international service at Vladivostok.

 

Gill, William T., Jr.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, USMC (Attached)
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) William T. Gill, Jr., U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy on July 19, 1918, when he established a forward dressing station close behind the advanced lines and for 15 hours dressed the wounded and evacuated them to the rear while subjected to intense front and flank fire without adequate protection. His fearlessness saved the lives of wounded who otherwise would have been lost to the service.

 

Grimland, Gordon A.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Date Of Action:
September 15, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Gordon A. Grimland, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service and heroic conduct in the line of his profession while serving against the enemy. Lieutenant Grimland displayed exceptional gallantry at Thiacourt, France, on September 15, 1918, in caring for the wounded and evacuating them under heavy shell fire at great risk of life.

 

Grow, Eugene J.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Medical Aide, Mine Force Commander
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Eugene J. Grow, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as medical aide to commander mine
force, in connection with the construction of the North Sea mine barrage.

 

Higbee, Lenah Sutcliff
Superintendent, U.S. Navy
Nurse Corps, US Navy
Date Of Action:
1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Superintendent Lenah Sutcliff Higbee, U.S. Navy, for
distinguished service in the line of her profession and unusual and conspicuous devotion to duty as superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps.

 

Holcomb, Richmond C.
Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Assistant to the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander (MC) Richmond C. Holcomb, U.S. Navy,
for distinguished service in the line of his profession as assistant to the Chief Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

 

Hook, Frederick R.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Surgeon
Date Of Action:
June 6 & 7 and October 3 - 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Frederick R. Hook, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the American Expeditionary Forces on the French front. During the attack on the Bois de Belleau and at Blanc Mont Lieutenant Hook showed exceptional heroism and devotion to duty in caring for the wounded under fire. At Blanc Mont he established advanced dressing stations and maintained them as close to the front line as possible. He was constantly exposed to heavy shell and machine-gun fire and showed entire disregard for personal safety.

 

Huffman, Lester D.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Hospital, Sebastopol, France
Date Of Action:
September 18 & November 1 - 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Lester D. Huffman, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and heroic conduct in charge of first aid hospital at the front, at Ferine, Sebastopol, France, September 18, 1918. During the Meuse-Argonne offensive, November 1 - 11, 1918, Lieutenant Huffman displayed exceptional gallantry in treating and evacuating the wounded under heavy shell fire at great risk of life.

 

Kennedy, Robert M.
Rear Admiral (MC), U.S. Navy
Superintendent, Naval Hospital (Washington, DC)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Rear Admiral (MC) Robert M. Kennedy, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer and superintendent of the Naval Hospital, Washington.

 

King, Ogden Doremus
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Surgeon
Date Of Action:
June 9 & 10, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Ogden Doremus King, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism near the Bois de Belleau, on the 9th and 10th of June, 1918, when on two successive days the regimental aid station in which surgeon King was working was struck by heavy shells and in each case demolished. This officer at all times set an inspiring example of devotion and courage to the officers and men serving under him.

 

Lawler, Robert J.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Regimental Surgeon
Date Of Action:
September 12 - 16 & October 1 - 9, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Robert J. Lawler, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism as regimental surgeon acting with the American Expeditionary Forces in France in the attack on St. Mihiel, September 12 to 16, 1918; east of Rheims, October 1 to 9, 1918; and in the attack in the Argonne, November 1 to 11, 1918. Upon all of these occasions Lieutenant Lawler displayed courage, zeal and devotion to duty of the highest order, and manifested a total disregard of personal danger, visiting the battalion aid stations under fire, and supervising and assisting in the work of evacuation of the wounded.

 

LeConte, Robert G.
Lieutenant Commander (MC), U.S. Navy (Reserve Naval Base Hospital No. 5 (Brest, France)
Date Of Action:
June 3 - 7, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander (MC) Robert G. LeConte, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished service in the line of his profession in
the organization of Naval Base Hospital Unit 5. Lieutenant Commander Le Conte volunteered for service at the front at critical periods and performed very valuable surgical work for the wounded on the occasions of the battle at Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood, and Pierre Fonds.

 

Locy, Francis E.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, 1st Bn., 6th Regiment, USMC
Date Of Action:
June 6 & 7, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Francis E. Locy, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct and devotion to duty as Battalion Surgeon, 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment, U. S. Marines. In the early part of June 1918, during the attacks of his battalion against enemy machine gun nests in the Bois de Belleau, Lieutenant Locy operated a dressing station in a culvert under the highway so located as to receive almost constant fire from the enemy batteries.

 

Mack, Cornelius H.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Surgeon, 6th Regiment Marines
Date Of Action:
June 12 & July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Cornelius H. Mack, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty with the 6th Regiment, U. S. Marines. In the action at the Bois de Belleau, on June 12, 1918, when his dressing station was subjected to a heavy gas bombardment, Lieutenant Mack remained on duty and carried on the evacuation of wounded, refusing to leave until all wounded and hospital corpsmen had been removed to a place of safety; as a result he was severely gassed. In the action at Vierzy, on July 19, 1918, he accompanied the advance and was exposed for fifteen hours to the fire of machine guns and artillery, performing his duties with marked coolness and precision.

 

McCullough, Frank E.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Fleet Surgeon, US Atlantic Fleet
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Frank E. McCullough, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as fleet surgeon on the staff of commander, U. S. Atlantic Fleet.

 

McLendon, Preston Alexander
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon USMC (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 3 - 4, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Preston Alexander McLendon, U.S.
Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. During heavy action, Lieutenant McLendon continually pushed his dressing station to more advantageous positions; although in great danger because of a severe shelling. Lieutenant McLendon dressed his patients in an exposed position, using his dugout for the seriously wounded.

 

Michael, William H.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, 5th Marine Regiment
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) William H. Michael, U.S. Navy, for
extraordinary heroism on the morning of June 6, 1918, in displaying unusual courage under heavy shell fire, when he established a dressing station in the open, exposed to both shell and machine-gun fire. Under these conditions Lieutenant Michael worked for several hours evacuating a large number of men from the Fifth Regiment, then attacking in the Bois de Belleau. These services were performed regardless of personal consequences.

 

Moring, Travis Stansel
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon USMC (Attached)
Date Of Action:
October 2 - 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Travis Stansel Moring, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism during the operations in the Champagne sector, from October 2 to 11, 1918. Lieutenant Moring worked tirelessly in a first-aid station within a few hundred meters of the front line without cover. Not only was he constantly exposed to heavy shell fire and the bombing of low-flying aeroplanes, but he went without food and sleep until he reached a point of utter exhaustion. He underwent all the dangers to which line officers were subjected, and in addition to this his work was carried on under infinitely more trying conditions. His cheerful acceptance of all situations, his resoluteness and devotion to duty are a tribute to the
gallant conduct of this officer.

 

Mueller, Robert
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, 1st Bn., 6th Marines
Date Of Action:
November 1 - 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Robert Mueller, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving as surgeon of 2nd Battalion 6th Regiment of Marines during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, November 1, 1918 to November 11, 1918. Lieutenant Mueller advanced with leading elements of his battalion exposed to
machine-gun fire and barrages; entered areas under heavy bombardment to go personally to the aid of wounded.

 

Old, Edward H. H.
Captain (MC), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Solace
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain (MC) Edward H. H. Old, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Solace, in the train of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

 

Oman, Charles M.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commander, Navy Base Hospital No. 1
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Charles M. Oman, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as officer in command of Navy Base Hospital No. 1.

 

Pratt, Lester L.
Lieutenant Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Commander, Field Hospitals, 2nd Division, A.E.F.
Date Of Action:
June 3 & 11, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander (MC) Lester L. Pratt, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operating first aid stations in the open in front of
Marigny during heavy shell fire on June 3, 1918, and later during the attack on Bois de Belleau, on June 11, 1918, when his aid post and dug-out were demolished, the air laden with gas and he himself nearly blinded by a shrapnel cut on the left eye. In spite of these conditions Lieutenant Commander Pratt refused to leave his post until all the wounded including Germans, had been treated and evacuated. Lieutenant Commander Pratt was also in Command of field hospitals with the Second Division, American Expeditionary Force in France, during active operation on the French Front.

 

Pratt, Malcom L.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, USMC (Att)
Date Of Action:
June 11 & September 13, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Malcom L. Pratt, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism on June 11, 1918, at eight o'clock, P. M. Immediately after reporting at Regimental Aid Station Lieutenant Pratt volunteered to re-establish an advanced aid station just demolished by shell fire in Lucy le Bosage, where medical assistance was imperatively needed. This he accomplished under heavy and continuous shell fire, without regard to his personal safety, saving many lives. Also near Thiacourt, France, September 13, 1918, Lieutenant Pratt displayed devotion to duty by continuing to dress and evacuate the wounded under direct and continuous shell fire.

 

Rice, Estill L.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, U.S.S. Nicholson
Date Of Action:
October 16, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Estill L. Rice, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the lines of his profession while serving on the U.S.S. Nicholson. On October 16, 1917, when that vessel went to the rescue of the steamer
J. L. Luckenbach, which had been attacked by gunfire from an enemy submarine. Dr. Rice went to the Luckenbach and remained on board to attend to a number of seriously wounded men. During the night, the Luckenbach separated from the convoy, and Dr. Rice not only assisted and advised her Captain, but was materially responsible for the safe arrival of the vessel in port. Later he had charge of the Naval Dispensary near Bordeaux, France, where he organized and administered under most trying and difficult conditions, displaying exceptional ability far above the average.

 

Ross, George G.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, Naval Base Hospital No. 5 (Brest, France)
Date Of Action:
June 3 - 7, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) George G. Ross, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession at U.S. Naval Hospital 5 and in operating units at the front, especially in connection with the wounded at Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood, and Pierre Fonds.

 

Shea, Richard O.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, USMC (Att)
Date Of Action:
June 6, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) Richard O'B. Shea, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism June 6, 1918, during the attack on hill No. 142, and treating wounded under heavy bombardment. Lieutenant Shea showed utter disregard of personal danger.

 

Stitt, Edward R.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
US Naval Medical School
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Rear Admiral Edward R. Stitt, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in connection with the U.S. Naval Medical School and in connection with general sanitation and military
work at the school and throughout the service.

 

Strine, Howard F.
Commander (MC), U.S. Navy
Surgeon, Naval Hospital (Washington, DC)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander (MC) Howard F. Strine, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as surgeon at the Naval Hospital and instructor in surgery at the Naval Medical School, Washington, D.C.

 

Terry, Jack S.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Medical Officer, U.S. Naval Aviation
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Jack S. Terry, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as medical officer, first with the U.S. naval aviation detachment at Bolsena, Italy, and later at Porto Corsini, where he did excellent work in the prevention of diseases peculiar to the swampy and malarial country in which the station was located. During air raids by the enemy he constantly exposed himself to danger by visits to the various dugouts for rendering medical assistance.

 

White, George L.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy
Battalion Surgeon, 6th Regiment, USMC
Date Of Action:
July 19, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (MC) George L. White, U.S. Navy, for heroic and distinguished service at Vierzy, on July 19, 1918. As a battalion surgeon, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, when at his dressing station treating the wounded, he received a serious wound in the thigh from a high explosive shell. Disregarding his own wound, he continued dressing other wounded men, until they had been safely evacuated.

 

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