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(We believe this listing to be 100% complete. While it is possible we may have missed a late award or upgrade, it is doubtful that there exists any recipients of the Navy Cross from Korea who are not listed below.)

41 Awards

Detailed Alphabetical List 



Date of Action


  Austin, Wayne D. HM/C Sep 22, 1950 5th Marines (1st M. Div) Corpsman
  Babbitt, Arlene K. AMM/C Oct 26, 1951 HMAS Sydney  
  Bordelon, Guy Pierre Lt. Jul 15, 1953 VF-152 (VF-152) Pilot
*Bowen, Murray M. HM Sep 21, 1950 5th Marines (1st M. Div) Corpsman
  Brady, Joseph C. HM Sep 13, 1952 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
*Brewer, Donald E. Lt.(j.g.) Jun 19, 1953 USS Lake Champlain  
  Brown, Dale W. HM Apr 18, 1953 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
  Burchick, Thomas A. HM/3 May 29, 1951 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
*Christensen, Thomas A. HM Nov 6, 1950 1st ATB Corpsman
  Churchill, Joe V. HM/C Apr 23, 1951 1st Marines (1st M. Div.) Corpsman
  Clark, Eugene F. Lt. Mar 13 & 14, 1951 HQ, Far East Command  
  Crawford, Ernie LaRue AM/2 Jan 22, 1952 USS Rochester  
*Dragastin, Marion T. Lt.(j.g.) May 18, 1951 USS Boxer Pilot
  Fielding, Teddy Roosevelt Lt. Dec 2 - 3, 1951 Navy Recon. Recon
  Foster, Fred T. HC/3 Nov 28, 1950 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Gooding, Callis C. M/3 Oct 26, 1951 HMAS Sydney  
*Hovatter, Donald J. HM/3 May 29, 1951 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Kee, Vance E. HM Jun 19, 1951 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
*Keenan, Joseph F. HM/3 Mar 26 & 27, 1953 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Kita, Alex J. HM/3 Jul 16, 1953 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
*Magda, John J. LCDR May 8, 1951 USS Princeton  
  Mason, Donald E. HM Oct 12, 1952 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Mausen, John E. HM Oct 8, 1952 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  McEachern, Harold O. Lt.(j.g.) Aug 5, 1952 (1st M. Div.) Pilot
*McVeen, James H. HM Mar 27, 1953 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
*Merrick, Richard Charles CDR May 18, 1951 USS Princeton  
  Neal, George Milton AM/3 Jul 3, 1951 HMAS Sydney  
*O'Donnell, Terrance W. HM Jun 25, 1952 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Parker, Waller J. HM Nov 29, 1950 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Polley, Paul N. HM Mar 26 - 27, 1953 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
*Pope, Charles E. HM/3 Feb 22, 1953 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
  Serrano, Robert HM Sep 12, 1951 1st Marine Div. (Att.) Corpsman
  Shouldice, Darcy V. LCDR Oct 12, 1950  Mine Div 31  
*Smith, Billy D. HM Jul 11 -13, 1953 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
  Stone, Cletus H. HM Sep 16, 1951 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
  Thornton, John William (MIA) Lt.(j.g.) Mar 31, 51 (Helicopter Pilot)  Pilot
  Trombly, Alfred D. HM/3 Jun 8, 1951 7th Marines (1st M. Div.) Corpsman
*Vogel, Raymond. CDR Aug 19, 1950 AG-11 (AG-11)  
  Waddill, Thomas, H. HM Mar 26 - 27, 1953 USMC (Att.) Corpsman
  Wagner, Robert C. HM Sep 7, 1951 7th Marines (1st M. Div.) Corpsman
  Whear, Roger G. HM Aug 20, 1952 USMC (Att.) Corpsman


Three members of the US Army also earned Navy Crosses in Korea
  Olihovik, John Cpt. Feb 20, 1951 Aviator, 7th Infantry Div.
* Page, John U.D. LTC Dec 10, 1950 X Corps Artillery
Also Earned the MOH
  Speir, Frank  Maj. Sep 19, 1950 U.S. Army


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