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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.)

124 Awards

Detailed Chronological List

Name

Rank

Status

Date of Action

Remarks
* Meyerkord, Harold D. LT   Nov 30, 1964 & 
Jan 13, 24 & Mar 16, 1965
 
* Dickson, Edward A. LT   Feb 07, 1965  
* Powers, Trent R. CPT   Oct 31, 1965  
* Taylor, Jesse J. LCDR   Nov 17, 1965  
  Denton, Jeremiah A. RADM POW Feb 1966 - May 1966  
* Orlando, Samuel G. HN   Mar 04, 1966 Corpsman
* Gillespie, Martin L., Jr. HM2   Mar 21, 1966 Corpsman
  Westin, Brian E. Lt.j.g.   Apr 27, 1966  
  Mayton, James A. HM1   May 21, 1966 Corpsman
  Holmes, Billie D. HM3   Jun 15 - 16, 1966 Corpsman
  Vampatella, Philip V. Lt.j.g.   Jun 21, 1966  
  Palmer, Frederick F. CDR   Jun 29, 1966  
* Dengler, Dieter Lt.j.g. POW Jun 30, 1966 POW Escapee
  Hickey, William L. HM2   Jul 04, 1966 Corpsman
* Mack, Francis W. HM3   Aug 17, 1966 Corpsman
* Grant, Gollie L. HN   Sep 19, 1966 Corpsman
  Clay, Raymond D. HN   Oct 31, 1965 Corpsman
* McKeen, Gerald C. HN   Sep 24, 1966 Corpsman
  Dinsmore, Harry H. CPT   Oct 01, 1966 Surgeon
  Murphy, David R. LCDR   Oct 12 - 16, 1966  
* Freund, Terrence J. RM2   Oct 26, 1966 PBR
  Smith, Chester B. SM1   Dec 11, 1966 PBR
  Williams, James E. BM1   Jan 15, 1967 PBR 
Also Received MOH
* Valdez, Phil I. HM3   Jan 29, 1967 Corpsman
  Prendergast, Francis S. Lt.j.g. POW Mar 09, 1967 POW Escapee
* Benoit, Francis A. HM3   Apr 09, 1970 Corpsman
  Work, Warren A., Jr. HM3   Apr 08, 1967 Corpsman
 *Cameron, Kenneth R. Cpt POW May 18, 1967 - Oct 4, 1970  POW
* Smith, Homer L. CPT   May 19 - 20, 1967  
  Speer, Paul H. CDR   May 19, 1967  
* Crawford, Charles H. HM3   Jun 21, 1966 Corpsman
  Braun, Kenneth R. HM3   Mar 30-31, 1967 Corpsman
* Ashby, James W. HM3   Jun 10, 1967 Corpsman
  Hanson, Anthony C. AET2   Jul 02, 1967 SAR
  Reynolds, Marvin D. LCDR   Jul 17, 1967  
  Sparks, Neil R., Jr. Lt.j.g.   Jul 17, 1967  
* Fitzgerald, William C. LT   Aug 06, 1967  
  Busey, James B., IV LCDR   Mar 24, 1968  
  Compton, Bryan W., Jr. CDR   Mar 03, 1969  
  Henry, Daniel B. HM1   Aug 27, 1967 Corpsman
  Taft, David A. LCDR   Aug 27, 1967 Surgeon
* Leal, Armando G., Jr. HM3   Sep 04, 1967 Corpsman
  Strode, Gerald M. HM3   Sep 04, 1967 Corpsman
  Dutterer, Carroll E., Jr. BM1   Sep 15, 1967  
  Rhodes, Francis E., Jr. LCDR   Sep 15, 1967  
  Linder, James B. CDR   Sep 28, 1967  
  Fuller, Robert B. CPT POW Oct 1 - 21, 1967  
  Burnand, Robert W., Jr. LT   Oct 30, 1967  
  Coker, George T. LCDR POW Aug 11, 1970  
  Shepherd, Burton H. CDR   Oct 26, 1967  
  Bull, Lyle F. LT   Aug 11, 1970  
  Hunter, Charles B. CDR   Oct 30, 1967  
  Hayenga, William E., Jr. FN   Feb 04, 1968 PBR
* Griffith, John G. Lt.   Feb 24, 1968  
  Hall, Michael R. LCDR   Feb 24, 1968  
* Kollmann, Glenn E. CDR   Feb 24, 1968  
  Zacharias, Jerrold M. CDR   Feb 24, 1968  
* Milius, Paul L. CPT   Feb 27, 1968  
  Back, James B. Lt   Sep 24, 1966 Surgeon
  Weseleskey, Allen E. LCDR   Mar 09, 1968  
  Gallagher, Robert T. ICCS   Mar 13, 1968 SEAL
  Krueger, Roger W. LT   Mar 24, 1968  
  Pate, James W., Jr. LT   Mar 24, 1968  
  McEwen, Robert M. LCDR   Mar 30, 1968  
 *Connell, James J. LCDR POW May 19, 1967  
  Ennis, Joseph J. EN2   Apr 04, 1968  
* Casey, Robert M. HM3   May 23, 1972 Corpsman
  O’Kelley, John W. SN   May 26, 1968  
* Cruse, James D. HN   Jun 15, 1968 Corpsman
* Mercer, William I. HM2   Jun 15, 1968 Corpsman
  Cook, Clarence L. Lt.j.g.   Jun 19, 1968 SAR
* Ford, Patrick O. GMG2   Jun 21, 1968 PBR
  Nelson, James R. LT   Aug 18, 1968  
* Gerrish, Alan R. HN   Aug 23, 1968 Corpsman
* Powell, Richard L. HN   Aug 29, 1968 Corpsman
  Wiant, Jeffrie E., Jr. Lt.j.g.   Aug 30, 1968  
  James, Alan C. HM2   Sep 09, 1968 Corpsman
  Walker, James R. LT   Sep 14, 1968  
  Cox, Charles J. LT   Jan 29, 1967  
  Gallagher, Gary G. YN3   Oct 10 - 11, 1968 SEAL
  Martin, Cecil H. MN1   Nov 21, 1968 PBR
  Westphal, Warren R. BM1   Nov 24, 1968 PBR
  Barber, William B. HM3   Sep 15, 1968 Corpsman
* Willeford, Franklin P. HN   Dec 14, 1968 Corpsman
  Phillips, John C. HN   Dec 19, 1968 Corpsman
  Gillotte, Kevin EN3   Jan 11, 1969  
* Truett, Quincy H. BMC   Jan 20, 1969 PBR
  Roland, John R., Jr. Lt.j.g.   Jan 28, 1969  
* Wilhelm, Mack H. HM3   Feb 19, 1969 Corpsman
* Hancock, Eugene S. HM2   Feb 24, 1969 Corpsman
* Rudd, Donald L. HM2   Mar 03, 1969 Corpsman
  Thomas, Robert J. RD2   Mar 23, 1969 SEAL
  Williams, Lloyd T., Jr. AD1   Apr 28, 1969  
  McDaniel, Eugene B. CP POW Jun 14 - 29, 1969  
  Gates, Michael L. EN3   Jul 10, 1969 PBR
  Larsen, David R. GMG3   Aug 02, 1969 PBR
  Hampton, Gregory O. SN   Aug 20, 1969 PBR
* Kierznowski, Terrence E. HM2   Sep 12, 1969 Corpsman
* Burns, Dewey R., Jr. HM3   Sep 12, 1969 Corpsman
  Lewis, David H. LCDR   Sep 24, 1969 Surgeon
  Alspaugh, Timothy D. SN   Dec 20, 1970 PBR
  Ajdukovich, George BMC   Oct 07, 1969 PBR
  Stone, Guy E. SFC   Jan 27, 1970 UDT
  Confer, Milton W. EN1   Dec 11, 1966 PBR
  Enoch, Barry W. GMGC   Apr 09, 1970 SEAL
  Porter, Robert O. GMGC   Jun 10, 1970 PBR
  Herbert, Robert S. Lt.j.g.   Aug 11, 1970  
  Robinson, David B. LCDR   Aug 11, 1970  
  Rogers, Gerald W. LCDR   Aug 11, 1970  
  Groce, Donald B. BMC   Sep 04, 1970  
  Baratko, Robert E. Lt.j.g.   Sep 15, 1970  
  Baker, Harold L. RM2   Dec 20, 1970 SEAL
  Dannheim, William T. LCDR   Oct 20, 1970 PBR
  Kinnard, Donel C. HMC   Jan 20 - 21, 1971 UDT
  Stayton, Norman B. AMS3   Mar 26, 1971  
  Blonski, Thomas J. LT   May 10, 1972  
  Cunningham, Randall H. LT   May 10, 1972  
  Connelly, Matthew J., III LT   May 10, 1972  
  Driscoll, William P. Lt.j.g.   May 10, 1972  
  Eggert, Lowell F. CDR   May 10, 1972  
  Ensch, John C. LT   May 23, 1972  
  McKeown, Ronald E. LCDR   May 23, 1972  
  Zinser, Harry J. LT   Aug 6 - 7, 1972  
  Young, William D. LT   Aug 07, 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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