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(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.)

124 Awards

Detailed Alphabetical List 

Name

Rank

Status

Date of Action

Remarks

  Ajdukovich, George BMC   Oct 07, 1969 PBR
  Alspaugh, Timothy D. SN   Dec 20, 1970 PBR
* Ashby, James W. HM3   Sep 13, 1969 Corpsman
  Back, James B. Lt   Sep 24, 1966 Surgeon
  Baker, Harold L. RM2   May 10, 1972 SEAL
  Baratko, Robert E. Lt.j.g.   Jun 19, 1968  
  Barber, William B. HM3   Sep 15, 1968 Corpsman
* Benoit, Francis A. HM3   Apr 09, 1970 Corpsman
  Blonski, Thomas J. LT   Aug 23, 1968  
  Braun, Kenneth R. HM3   Mar 30-31, 1967 Corpsman
  Bull, Lyle F. LT   Aug 11, 1970  
  Burnand, Robert W., Jr. LT   Oct 30, 1967  
* Burns, Dewey R., Jr. HM3   Sep 12, 1969 Corpsman
  Busey, James B., IV LCDR   Mar 24, 1968  
 *Cameron, Kenneth R. Cpt POW Sep 24, 1969  
* Casey, Robert M. HM3   May 23, 1972 Corpsman
  Clay, Raymond D. HN   Oct 31, 1965 Corpsman
  Coker, George T. LCDR POW Aug 11, 1970  
  Compton, Bryan W., Jr. CDR   Mar 03, 1969  
  Confer, Milton W. EN1   Dec 11, 1966 PBR
 *Connell, James J. LCDR POW May 19, 1967  
  Connelly, Matthew J., III LT   May 10, 1972  
  Cook, Clarence L. Lt.j.g.   Jun 19, 1968 SAR
  Cox, Charles J. LT   Jan 29, 1967  
* Crawford, Charles H. HM3   Jun 21, 1966 Corpsman
* Cruse, James D. HN   Sep 14, 1968 Corpsman
  Cunningham, Randall H. LT   Apr 27, 1966 Pilot
  Dannheim, William T. LCDR   Jan 15, 1967 PBR
* Dengler, Dieter Lt.j.g. POW Jun 30, 1966 POW Escapee
  Denton, Jeremiah A. RADM POW

Feb 1966 - May 1966

 
* Dickson, Edward A. LT   Feb 07, 1965  
  Dinsmore, Harry H. CPT   Oct 01, 1966 Surgeon
  Driscoll, William P. Lt.j.g.   May 10, 1972  
  Dutterer, Carroll E., Jr. BM1   Sep 15, 1967  
  Eggert, Lowell F. CDR   May 10, 1972  
  Ennis, Joseph J. EN2   Apr 04, 1968  
  Enoch, Barry W. GMGC   Apr 09, 1970 SEAL
  Ensch, John C. LT   May 23, 1972  
* Fitzgerald, William C. LT   Aug 06, 1967  
* Ford, Patrick O. GMG2   Jun 21, 1968 PBR
* Freund, Terrence J. RM2   Oct 26, 1966 PBR
  Fuller, Robert B. CPT POW Oct 1 - 21, 1967  
  Gallagher, Gary G. YN3   Oct 10 - 11, 1968 SEAL
  Gallagher, Robert T. ICCS   Mar 13, 1968 SEAL
  Gates, Michael L. EN3   Jul 10, 1969 PBR
* Gerrish, Alan R. HN   Aug 23, 1968 Corpsman
* Gillespie, Martin L., Jr. HM2   Mar 21, 1966 Corpsman
  Gillotte, Kevin EN3   Jan 11, 1969  
* Grant, Gollie L. HN   Sep 19, 1966 Corpsman
* Griffith, John G. Lt.   Feb 24, 1968  
  Groce, Donald B. BMC   Sep 04, 1970  
  Hall, Michael R. LCDR   Feb 24, 1968  
  Hampton, Gregory O. SN   Aug 20, 1969 PBR
* Hancock, Eugene S. HM2   Feb 24, 1969 Corpsman
  Hanson, Anthony C. AET2   Jul 02, 1967 SAR
  Hayenga, William E., Jr. FN   Feb 04, 1968 PBR
  Henry, Daniel B. HM1   Aug 27, 1967 Corpsman
  Herbert, Robert S. Lt.j.g.   Aug 11, 1970  
  Hickey, William L. HM2   Jul 04, 1966 Corpsman
  Holmes, Billie D. HM3  

Jun 15 - 16, 1966

Corpsman
  Hunter, Charles B. CDR   Oct 30, 1967  
  James, Alan C. HM2   Sep 09, 1968 Corpsman
* Kierznowski, Terrence E. HM2   Sep 12, 1969 Corpsman
  Kinnard, Donel C. HMC  

Jan 20 - 21, 1970

UDT
* Kollmann, Glenn E. CDR   Feb 24, 1968  
  Krueger, Roger W. LT   Mar 24, 1968  
  Larsen, David R. GMG3   Aug 02, 1969 PBR
* Leal, Armando G., Jr. HM3   Sep 04, 1967 Corpsman
  Lewis, David H. LCDR   Sep 24, 1969 Surgeon
  Linder, James B. CDR   Sep 28, 1967  
* Mack, Francis W. HM3   Aug 17, 1966 Corpsman
  Martin, Cecil H. MN1   Nov 21, 1968 PBR
  Mayton, James A. HM1   May 21, 1966 Corpsman
  McDaniel, Eugene B. CP POW

Jun 14 - 29, 1969

 
  McEwen, Robert M. LCDR   Mar 30, 1968  
* McKeen, Gerald C. HN   Sep 24, 1966 Corpsman
  McKeown, Ronald E. LCDR   May 23, 1972  
* Mercer, William I. HM2   Jun 15, 1968 Corpsman
* Meyerkord, Harold D. LT  

Nov 30, 1964 & 
Jan 13, 24 & Mar 16, 1965

 
* Milius, Paul L. CPT   Feb 27, 1968  
  Murphy, David R. LCDR  

Oct 12 - 16, 1966

 
  Nelson, James R. LT   Aug 18, 1968  
  O’Kelley, John W. SN   May 26, 1968  
* Orlando, Samuel G. HN   Mar 04, 1966 Corpsman
  Palmer, Frederick F. CDR   Jun 29, 1966  
  Pate, James W., Jr. LT   Mar 24, 1968  
  Phillips, John C. HN   Dec 19, 1968 Corpsman
  Porter, Robert O. GMGC   Jun 10, 1970 PBR
* Powell, Richard L. HN   Aug 29, 1968 Corpsman
* Powers, Trent R. CPT   Oct 31, 1965  
  Prendergast, Francis S. Lt.j.g. POW Mar 09, 1967 POW Escapee
  Reynolds, Marvin D. LCDR   Jul 17, 1967  
  Rhodes, Francis E., Jr. LCDR   Sep 15, 1967  
  Robinson, David B. LCDR   Aug 11, 1970  
  Rogers, Gerald W. LCDR   Aug 11, 1970  
  Roland, John R., Jr. Lt.j.g.   Jan 28, 1969  
* Rudd, Donald L. HM2   Mar 03, 1969 Corpsman
  Shepherd, Burton H. CDR   Oct 26, 1967  
  Smith, Chester B. SM1   Dec 11, 1966 PBR
* Smith, Homer L. CPT  

May 19 - 20, 1967

 
  Sparks, Neil R., Jr. Lt.j.g.   Jul 17, 1967  
  Speer, Paul H. CDR   May 19, 1967  
  Stayton, Norman B. AMS3   Mar 26, 1971  
  Stone, Guy E. SFC   Jan 27, 1970 UDT
  Strode, Gerald M. HM3   Sep 04, 1967 Corpsman
  Taft, David A. LCDR   Aug 27, 1967 Surgeon
* Taylor, Jesse J. LCDR   Nov 17, 1965  
  Thomas, Robert J. RD2   Mar 23, 1969 SEAL
* Truett, Quincy H. BMC   Jan 20, 1969 PBR
* Valdez, Phil I. HM3   Jan 29, 1967 Corpsman
  Vampatella, Philip V. Lt.j.g.   Jun 21, 1966  
  Walker, James R. LT   Sep 14, 1968  
  Weseleskey, Allen E. LCDR   Mar 09, 1968  
  Westin, Brian E. Lt.j.g.   Apr 27, 1966  
  Westphal, Warren R. BM1   Nov 24, 1968 PBR
  Wiant, Jeffrie E., Jr. Lt.j.g.   Aug 30, 1968  
* Wilhelm, Mack H. HM3   Feb 19, 1969 Corpsman
* Willeford, Franklin P. HN   Dec 14, 1968 Corpsman
  Williams, James E. BM1   Jan 15, 1967 PBR 
Also Received MOH
  Williams, Lloyd T., Jr. AD1   Apr 28, 1969  
  Work, Warren A., Jr. HM3   Apr 08, 1967 Corpsman
  Young, William D. LT   Aug 07, 1972  
  Zacharias, Jerrold M. CDR   Feb 24, 1968  
  Zinser, Harry J. LT  

Aug 6 - 7, 1972

 
One member of the US Army, One Vietnamese SEAL, and One Vietnamese Soldier earned Navy Crosses
  Bay, Tran Van PFC Feb 19, 1967 ARVN (Vietnamese)
  Ledford, Kenneth, Jr. 1Lt. Sep 15, 1970 US Army
Medical Evacuation Pilot
  Kiet, Nguyen Van  PO3 Apr 13, 1972 SEAL (Vietnamese)

 

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The following Navy Crosses have been awarded to Navy Personnel for action 
exclusive of or since the Vietnam War.

USS Liberty Incident * Armstrong, Philip M. LCDR USN

Jun 8, 1967

* Brown, Francis QM3 USN

Jun 8, 1967

Just Cause (Panama) * McFaul, Donald L. CPO USN

Dec 18, 1989

  Casey, Thomas W. Lt.(j.g.) USN

December, 1989

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