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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.


With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

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   Korean War 

Navy Recipients Of 

The Navy Cross

(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 Chronological List 

Name Rank


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


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


Korean War Navy Cross Recipients

U. S. Navy

U. S. Marines

Detailed Alphabetical List

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Detailed Chronological List

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