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   2nd Nicaraguan  
  Campaign  

Recipients Of The

Navy 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 Navy Cross from this list, but absence of a name should NOT be construed to definitively negate a veteran's claim to this award.)

1919 - 1929 

2nd Nicaraguan 

1929 - 1941 

 

Statistics:

 

US Navy Recipients (15 Awards)

 Name

Rank/Rating

Branch

Remarks

Austin, Charles M.

Commander

USN

 

Carpenter, C. L.

Ensign

USN

 

Davis, Brython P.

Lieutenant Commander

USN

 

Lynch, Thomas Marvin

Chief Pharmacist's Mate

USN

 Corpsman

McEwan, Linn H.

Pharmacist's Mate Third Class

USN

 Corpsman

Minnick, William T.

Lieutenant (MC)

USN

 

O'Neill, John B. (First Award)

Lieutenant (MC)

USN

 

O'Neill, John B. (Second Award)

Lieutenant (MC)

USN

 

Richardson, W. M.

Lieutenant Commander

USN

 

Townsend, Julius Curtis

Captain

USN

 

Wainwright, John D. (Second Award)
First Award for World War I

Captain

USN

 

Wyman, H. L.

Captain

USN

 

Young, O. L.

Pharmacist's Mate Second Class

USN

 Corpsman

 

US Marine Corps Recipients (100 Awards)

Alphabetical List of USMC Recipients:

  Archer, Percy F.
 
Archibald, Robert J.
  Aron, Irving W.
 
Atkinson, Benjamin W.
 
Ballinger, Ernest F.
 
Beadle, Elias R.
 
Berkeley, Randolph C.
 
Blake, Robert
(2nd)
  Bleasdale, Victor F.
(2nd)
 
Brown, Julian P.
 
Bruce, Thomas C.
*
Buchanan, Richard B.
 
Bunn, Bennie M.
*
Bush, Lambert
  Buttrick, James T.
 
Carlson, Evans F.
(1st)
  Challacombe, Arthur D.
 
Chappell, Clarence J.
 
Clark, Cecil H.
 
Cobb, John M.
  Darrah, Clyde R.
 
Davis, Chester A.
  Eadens, Alva
  Edson, Merritt
(1st)
*
Elliott, Edward E.
  Erpelding, George H.
 
Floyd, Oliver
 
Gale, Eugene B.
 
Gayer, Harry
 
Geyer, Peter C.
 
Gould, Moses J.
 
Gray, Earl T.
  Gulick, Louis M.
 
Guymon, Vernon M.
  Hakala, Edwin U.
  Hamas, John
  Hanneken, Herman
(2nd)
*Harbaugh, Joseph A.
 
Hatfield, Gilbert D.
 
Holmes, Maurice G.
 
Hunter, Robert S.
  Hutcherson, Mack
 
Jack, Samuel S.
 
Jackson, Frank A.
 
Jackson, Marvin A.
  Keimling, Herbert S.
 
Kerns, Paul
  Kilcourse, Thomas J.
  Kosieradzki, Frank
 
Larsen, Henry L.
(2nd)
  Lee, William A. Iron Man
    
(3 Awards in Nicaragua)
 
Lester, Herbert Dee
  Letcher, John S.
  Litz, Richard J.
 
Livingston, Richard
  MacNulty, William K.
 
McCarthy, Joseph A.
*
McGhee, William E.
 
McHenry, George W.
(1st)
 
Meade, James J.
 
Moore, Edward B.
 
Mosier, Melvin
  O'Day, Edward F.
 
O'Shea, George J.
*
Palrang, Arthur M.
 
Paschal, Archie
 
Pierce, Francis E.
 
Pierce, Harold C.
 
Piper, Earls S.
 
Power, Lester E.
 
Puller, Lewis B.
    
(2 Awards in Nicaragua)
  Richal, Meron A,.
  Ridderhof, Stanley F.
  Roberts, Harold C. (2nd)
  Rockey, Keller E.
(2nd)
  Roos, Otto N.
  Rossell, Joseph A.
  Salzman, Elmer H.
  Schmidt, Harry
  Schoneberger, Russell
  Shepard, Millard T.
  Simmons, Orville B.
  Simon, Allen E.
  Smith, George C., Jr.
  Smith, Julian C.
  Stengle, Meyer
  Stockes, George F.
  Thatcher, Miles R.
  Toro, Rafel
  Turner, Charles E.
  Walraven, John G.
  White, Russell
  Williams, Charles
  Williams, Gregon A.
  Wood, John C.
  Yelanich, Anthony G.
  Young, John S

Detailed Chronological List
USMC Navy Cross Recipients
2nd Nicaraguan Campaign 

Name

Rank

Branch

Date of Action

  Berkeley, Randolph C.
    
Previously Earned MOH at Vera Cruz, Mex

Colonel

USMC

Spring 1927

  Archibald, Robert J.

Captain

USMC

Mar 1927 - Jul 1928

  Meade, James J.

Lieutenant Colonel

USMC

Spring 1927

  Brown, Julian P.

Captain

USMC

May 12 - 15, 1927

  Challacombe, Arthur D.

Captain

USMC

May 12 - 15, 1927

*Buchanan, Richard B.

Captain

USMC

May 16, 1927

  Jackson, Marvin A.

Private

USMC

May 16, 1927

  Floyd, Oliver

Major

USMC

Jul 1927

  Beadle, Elias R.

Lieutenant Colonel

USMC

Jul 11, 1927 - Mar 14, 1929

  Bruce, Thomas C.

First Sergeant

USMC

Jul 16, 1927

  Hatfield, Gilbert D.

Captain

USMC

Jul 16, 1927

  Bleasdale, Victor F. (2nd Award)
    
First Award Earned in WWI

Captain

USMC

Jul 25, 1927

  Toro, Rafel

Private

USMC

Jul 25, 1927

  Eadens, Alva

Sergeant

USMC

Sep 19, 1927

  Keimling, Herbert S.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Sep 19, 1927

  O'Shea, George J.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Oct 9, 1927

  Chappell, Clarence J.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Nov 6 - 8, 1927

  Gould, Moses J.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 30, 1927

  Kilcourse, Thomas J.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 30, 1927

  Lester, Herbert Dee

Private First Class

USMC

Dec 30, 1927

  Livingston, Richard

Captain

USMC

Dec 30, 1927

  Roos, Otto N.

Sergeant

USMC

Dec 30, 1927

  Turner, Charles E.

Private

USMC

Dec 30, 1927

  Guymon, Vernon M.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 31, 1927 - May 26, 1929

  Richal, Meron A,.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Jan 1, 1928

  Moore, Edward B.

Captain

USMC

Jan 16, 1928 - Mar 21, 1920

  Rockey, Keller Emerick  (2nd Award)
    
First Award Earned in WWI

Major

USMC

Jan 19, 1928

  Pierce, Harold C.

Major

USMC

Jan 31, 1928 - Apr 5, 1929

  McHenry, George W.  (1st Award)
    
Second Award Earned in WWII

First Lieutenant

USMC

Feb 1, 1928 - May 6, 1929

  MacNulty, William K.

Captain

USMC

Feb 27, 1928

  Pierce, Francis E.

Captain

USMC

Mar 19, 1928

  Davis, Chester A.

Sergeant

USMC

Mar 28, 1928 - Jun 30, 1929

  Geyer, Peter C.

Captain

USMC

Apr 1, 1928 - Jun 30, 1929

  Larsen, Henry L.  (2nd Award)
      
First Award Earned in WWI

Major

USMC

Apr 1, 1928 - Mar 26, 1929

  Ridderhof, Stanley F.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Apr 1, 1928 - Jun 30, 1929

  Atkinson, Benjamin W.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Apr 3 & 4, 1928

  Ballinger, Ernest F.

Private First Class

USMC

Apr 3, 1928

  O'Day, Edward F.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Apr 30, 1928

  Piper, Earls S.

Second Lieutenant

USMC

May 13, 1928

  Hunter, Robert S.

Captain

USMC

May 14, 1928

  Rossell, Joseph A.

Lieutenant Colonel

USMC

Aug 1928

  Edson, Merritt (1st Award)
    
Second Award and MOH Earned in WWII

Captain

USMC

Aug 7, 1928

  Mosier, Melvin

Sergeant

USMC

Aug 7, 1928

  Schoneberger, Russell

Sergeant

USMC

Aug 7, 1928

  Stengle, Meyer

Private

USMC

Aug 7, 1928

  Yelanich, Anthony G.

Private First Class

USMC

Aug 7, 1928

  Roberts, Harold C. (2nd Award)
    
First Award Earned as Navy Corpsman in WWI

Captain

USMC

Sep 4 - Nov 10, 1928

  Salzman, Elmer H.

Second Lieutenant

USMC

Sep 28, 1928

  Stockes, George F.

Captain

USMC

Sep 28, 1928

  Walraven, John G.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 1, 1928

  Holmes, Maurice G.

Captain

USMC

Dec 6, 1928

  Williams, Charles

Sergeant

USMC

Dec 6, 1928

  Gayer, Harry

Sgt.

USMC

Dec 7, 1928

  Letcher, John S.

Second Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 10, 1928

  Hakala, Edwin U.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 11, 1928 - Jun 30, 1929

  Hanneken, Herman Henry (2nd Award)
    
First Award Earned and MOH earned in 2nd Haiti 

First Lieutenant

USMC

Dec 11, 1928 - Jun 30, 1929

  Schmidt, Harry

Major

USMC

Feb 5, 1928 - Jun 6, 1929

  Blake, Robert  (2nd Award)
    
First Award Earned in WWI

Captain

USMC

Feb 10 - Jun 30, 1929

  Archer, Percy F.

Lieutenant Colonel

USMC

Apr 19, 1929 - Sep 3, 1930

  Simon, Allen E.

Major

USMC

Jun 10, 1929 - Apr 11, 1930

  Thatcher, Miles R.

Major

USMC

Jul 11, 1929 - Apr 18, 1930

  Buttrick, James T.

Colonel

USMC

Sep 25, 1929

  Paschal, Archie

Sergeant

USMC

No Specific Date Given
Awarded 4 Feb 1930

  Puller, Lewis B.  (1st Award)
    
Second Award Earned in Nicaragua
     Third and Fourth Navy Cross in World War II
     Fifth Navy Cross earned in Korean War 

First Lieutenant

USMC

Feb 16 - Aug 19, 1930

  Lee, William A. Iron Man  (1st Award)
    
2nd & 3rd Awards also earned in Nicaragua 

Gunnery Sergeant

USMC

Mar 20 - Aug 19, 1930

  Smith, George C., Jr.

Corporal

USMC

May 13 - Aug 6, 1930

  Carlson, Evans Fordyce (1st Award)
    
2nd & 3rd Awards earned in World War II 

First Lieutenant

USMC

May 18, 1930 - May 1, 1931

  Gale, Eugene B.

Private

USMC

Jun 6, 1930

  Cobb, John M.

Corporal

USMC

Jun 7, 1930

  Erpelding, George H.

Private

USMC

Aug 23, 1930

  Smith, Julian C.

Major

USMC

Oct 1930 - Jan 2, 1933

  White, Russell

Sergeant

USMC

Nov 7 - 9, 1930

  Lee, William A. Iron Man  (2nd Award)
    
1st & 3rd Awards also earned in Nicaragua 

Gunnery Sergeant

USMC

Dec 11 - 20, 1930

  Aron, Irving W.

Private First Class

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

*Bush, Lambert

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

*Elliott, Edward E.

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

*Harbaugh, Joseph A.

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

  Hutcherson, Mack

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

  Jackson, Frank A.

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

  Kosieradzki, Frank

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

  Litz, Richard J.

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

  McCarthy, Joseph A.

Private

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

*Palrang, Arthur M.

Sergeant

USMC

Dec 31, 1930

  Darrah, Clyde R.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Apr 11 & 12, 1931

  Wood, John C.

Captain

USMC

Apr 11 - 13, 1931

  Jack, Samuel S.

Second Lieutenant

USMC

Apr 12, 1931

  Young, John S.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Apr 12 & 13, 1931

*McGhee, William E.

First Sergeant

USMC

Jun 15, 1931

  Power, Lester E.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Jun 15, 1931

  Simmons, Orville B.

Sergeant

USMC

Jul 22, 1931

  Williams, Gregon A.

First Lieutenant

USMC

Oct 3, 1931

  Clark, Cecil H.

Corporal

USMC

Feb 24, 1932

  Hamas, John

Gunnery Sergeant

USMC

Apr 23 - 26, 1932

  Gray, Earl T.

Corporal

USMC

May 22 - 26, 1932

  Lee, William A. Iron Man (3rd Award)
    
1st & 2nd Awards also earned in Nicaragua 

Gunnery Sergeant

USMC

Sep 20 - Oct 1, 1932

  Puller, Lewis B.  (2nd Award)
    
First Award Earned in Nicaragua
     Third and Fourth Navy Cross in World War II
     Fifth Navy Cross earned in Korean War 

First Lieutenant

USMC

Sep 20 - Oct 1, 1932

  Bunn, Bennie M.

Corporal

USMC

Dec 26, 1932

  Kerns, Paul

Sergeant

USMC

No Specific Date Given

  Shepard, Millard T.

Gunnery Sergeant

USMC

Dec 4, 1927 - Mar 25, 1929

  Gulick, Louis M.

Colonel

USMC

Spring 1937

 *Indicates Posthumous Awards

Full-Text Citations

1919 - 1929 

2nd Nicaraguan 

1929 - 1941 

 

 

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