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 Navy Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy, Marine Corps or (in time of war) Coast Guard, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.
As originally authorized, the Navy Cross could be awarded for distinguished non-combat acts, but legislation of 7 August, 1942 limited the award to acts of combat heroism.
Originally the Navy Cross was the Navy's third-highest decoration, after the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Navy_Cross   (575 words)

  
 Navy Cross
The Navy Cross was designed by James Earle Fraser, a distinguished sculptor, member of the nation's Fine Arts Commisson and designer of the obverse of the Victory Medal and an early version of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.
Subtle variations have marked the evolution of the Navy Cross from 1919 to the present.
Presently, the Navy Cross is awarded to a person who distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the Medal of Honor.
www.history.navy.mil /medals/navcross.htm   (1102 words)

  
 Vietnam Navy Gallantry Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vietnam Navy Gallantry Cross was a military decoration of South Vietnam which was issued during the years of the Vietnam War.
The Navy Gallantry Cross was awarded to any member of the military who displayed meritorious or heroic combat while engaged in naval operations to benefit South Vietnam.
The Navy Gallantry Cross was also awarded to members of foreign military forces, provided that such service members were engaged in direct operational support of Vietnam and that such naval actions benefitted the Vietnamese military.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vietnam_Navy_Gallantry_Cross   (195 words)

  
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The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Charles J. Cox, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on the morning of 15 September 1968 while serving with United States forces engaged in riverine assault operations against communist aggressor forces in the Republic of Vietnam.
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Boatswain's Mate Donald B. Groce, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving as the Advisor to Vietnamese Navy ZIPPO Boat (HG-6533) when that vessel was ambushed by enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam on 4 September 1970.
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant James R. Nelson, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 18 August 1968 while engaged in riverine assault operations against communist aggressor forces in the Republic of Vietnam.
www.mrfa.org /Navy.Cross.htm   (2709 words)

  
 AMTRAC NAVY CROSS RECIPIENTS
The Navy Cross was established on February 4, 1919 with the passage of Public Law 193 by the 65th Congress of the United States.
The cross is one and one-half inches wide with a circle in the middle of the cross encompassing the design of a sailing vessel.
In the center of the circle on the reverse side of the medal are crossed anchors and the letters "USN." The Navy Cross has not been numbered nor has it usually been engraved with the name of the recipient.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/5791/ncindex.html   (516 words)

  
 Navy Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Obverse: The Navy Cross medal is a modified cross patée one and a half inches wide (the ends of its arms are rounded whereas a conventional cross patée has arms that are straight on the end).
Reverse: In the center of a bronze cross patée one and a half inches wide, crossed anchors from the pre-1850 period, with cables attached.
Ribbon: The ribbon is navy blue with a center stripe of white.
www.semperfidelisnoah.com /NavyCross.htm   (180 words)

  
 Navy ./Holy Cross Holy Cross Men's College Basketball recap on ESPN
Navy trailed 26-25 at halftime before scoring 14 of the first 16 points in the second half – 11 of them by Williams.
Navy last won the league title in 1998, but this was its sixth time in the title game since 1994.
Holy Cross, celebrating the 100th anniversary of its basketball program, won the NCAA title in 1947 with Bob Cousy, and the NIT title with Tommy Heinsohn in 1954, when that was the nation's top tournament.
espn.go.com /ncb/2001/20010309/recap/naahal.html   (479 words)

  
 Orders, Decorations and Medals - Medals by Country - Uniteds States - Navy Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dr. John B. Rowe, who died in 1988, received the Navy Cross for his courageous actions when an escort aircraft carrier called the USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed and sunk on Nov. 24, 1943, in the Pacific Ocean.
Navy Cross recipient 1st Sgt. Justin D. Lehew, company first sergeant, Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), recounts the day during Operation Iraqi Freedom when his amtrac unit was engaged in heavy fighting in An Nasiriyah.
Navy Cross awarded to John H. Bradley February 21, 1945, D-Day plus 2: "For extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy at Iwo Jima on Feb. 21, 1945 as a hospital corpsman attached to a Marine Rifle platoon.
www.geocities.com /dco700/USNavyCross.htm   (4235 words)

  
 Navy Cross
Obverse: The Navy Cross is a modified cross patée one and a half inches wide (the ends of its arms are rounded whereas a conventional cross patée has arms that are straight on the end).
Criteria: The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.
Background: The Navy Cross was established by Act of Congress (Public Law 253, 65th Congress), approved on February 4, 1919.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /navycr.shtml   (407 words)

  
 "Tiffany" Medal of Honor Comes to Navy Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Osborne’s Medal of Honor is significant because it is a rare ‘Tiffany Cross’ edition first introduced by the Navy Department in 1919 to be the combat version of the medal.
The cross was not a popular award and is the rarest of all Medals of Honor in existence.
The medal bears the blue silk ribbon of the Maltese cross below the bar bearing the word 'Valour.' The medal itself features the American eagle in the center surrounded by a six-sided border, over the top of which is printed ‘United States Navy’ and below ‘1917-1918.' The four arms of the cross bear Navy anchors.
www.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=7048&page=2   (655 words)

  
 American Valor . History of the Medal . Pyramid | PBS
The Distinguished Service Cross was established in 1918 to honor heroism of the highest degree that did not quite merit the Medal of Honor.
Authorized February 4, 1919, the Navy Cross was the Navy's 3rd highest award for combat heroism and other distinguished services.
The Air Force Cross was established in 1960 to honor heroism of the highest degree that did not merit the Medal of Honor.
www.pbs.org /weta/americanvalor/history/pyramid.html   (764 words)

  
 Distinguished Flying Cross Display Recognition
On a bronze cross pattee one and a half inches across, a four-bladed propeller one and eleven-sixteenths inches across the blades; in the re-entrant angles, rays forming a one inch square.
It is a bronze cross pattee, with rays between the arms of the cross.
On the obverse is a propeller of four blades, with one blade in each arm of the cross and in the re-entrant angles of the cross are rays which form a square.
www.amervets.com /replacement/dfc.htm   (2109 words)

  
 Sgt Grit's Marine Forum - Marine receives Navy Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Seven Marines have received the Navy Cross for Operation Iraqi Freedom through Jan. 10, according to the latest figures from the Marine Corps Awards Branch.
On the afternoon of April 7, 2004, Copeland’s platoon was in a 15-vehicle convoy that was ambushed by 40 to 60 insurgents southeast of Fallujah in a volatile region known as the Sunni Triangle.
Rory Talkington, who recommended Copeland for the Navy Cross, said the fighting was the worst 1st Recon experienced during its deployment.
www.grunt.com /forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=44836   (598 words)

  
 2/4 NAVY CROSS RECIPIENTS
The award of the Navy Cross was established on February 4, 1919 with the passage of Public Law # 193 by the 65th Congress of the United States.
It is a broad-faced cross pâté with the ends of the arms rounded.
The medal is suspended by a thin half inch ring from a 1¾-inch wide ribbon of navy blue moiré silk with a ¼- inch wide white center stripe.
www.2ndbn4thmarines.com /ncindex.html   (651 words)

  
 Navy Cross Display Recognition Form
The Navy Cross is a modified cross patie one and a half inches wide (the ends of its arms are rounded whereas a conventional cross patie has arms that are straight on the end).
In the center of a bronze cross patie one and a half inches wide, crossed anchors from the pre-1850 period, with cables attached.
The words "Navy or the Marine Corps" are substituted for the words "naval service of the United States" for clarity.
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 WWII Navy Cross Recipient Honored   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Skippers' Lounge added another hero to its Wall of Honor Oct. 4, during a ceremony honoring retired U.S. Navy Capt. Charles W. Rush, Jr., 83, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. who was recently awarded the Navy Cross almost 60 years after his courageous efforts during World War II.
The Navy Cross is the Navy's second-highest award and is awarded to a person who distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism in the presence of great danger or great personal risk.
Rush was nominated for the Navy Cross after efforts to obtain a Silver Star for another crewmember, the late Chief Electrician's Mate John D. Rendernick, revealed Rush's heroic actions.
www.csp.navy.mil /news/Rush.htm   (647 words)

  
 Navy Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The award was originally the Navy's third highest award and was given for both combat heroism and other distinguished service.
The cross is a very dark bronze and is charged with a caravel (a small 15th Century sailing vessel).
The reverse has crossed anchors and the letters U.S.N. Additional awards are indicated by a gold star worn on the ribbon.
www.angelfire.com /md2/patches/medals/othermedalsnavycross.html   (184 words)

  
 NAVY CROSS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Established in 1919, the Navy Cross is awarded for extraordinary heroism in action involving actual combat with an opposing armed force.
Early examples of the Navy Cross had the center medallions soldered to the cross - later pieces were struck as a single piece.
Ribbons on the early issued Navy Crosses were also 1/8" wider than the standard 1 3/8
www.hmm-364.org /navcross.html   (199 words)

  
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Top Navy Lodges honored -USN- NWSA is an internal information product of the U.S. Navy and is published by the Naval Media Center, Naval Station Anacostia, Bldg.
NAVY CROSS - SD3 ROBERT JONES, USNR (Ret.) WASHINGTON (NWSA) -- "This award ceremony should have taken place 50 years ago," said Secretary of the Navy John H.
Jones and several other members of that crew, composed entirely of African-American Sailors, were promised the Navy Cross - the highest Navy award after the Medal of Honor - but it never came.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/news/navywire/nwsa97/nwsa0501.txt   (1405 words)

  
 MINEMAN EARNS NAVY CROSS
t is not often that the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest medal for heroism, is awarded.
He enlisted in the Navy on 23 July 1958 and completed his recruit training at NTC, San Diego, Calif. He was initially assigned to the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Va., from 28 Oct 1958 to 24 Apr 1959 as a student.
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mineman Martin has earned the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
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 2005 Navy Cross Country Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Navy's Ensign Aaron Lanzel took second in the Armed Forces Championship with a time of 12:24.6, while teammate HN Billy Herman was third (12:53.4).
The Navy's Lieutenant Commander Kimberly Fagen (31:12.8) won the silver medal and the Air Force's Special Agent Jaime Flood won the bronze medal with a time of 32:29.6.
The Armed Forces Cross Country Championship was conducted as part of USA Track and Field's National Winter Classic, 10-13 February, Vancouver, Washington.
www.mwr.navy.mil /mwrprgms/crsscou05.htm   (339 words)

  
 Brian Chontosh, the Navy Cross, for extraordinary heroism
The lieutenant ordered his platoon to attack, and by the time this Marine officer was finished with his work, he had cleared 200 yards of entrenched Iraqis from his platoon's flank, killed more than 20 and wounded at least as many more.
In effect since April 1917, and established by an Act of Congress on Feb. 4, 1919, the Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself/herself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.
At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow.
www.talkingproud.us /Military051404.html   (1800 words)

  
 Marine receives Navy Cross
Established Feb. 4, 1919, the Navy Cross was the Navy's third-highest award.
In order to be awarded the Navy Cross, a sailor or Marine must be at personal risk while performing an act of heroism.
The Navy Cross, held in a royal blue case, is the second highest U.S. Navy and Marine Corps award.
www.ocregister.com /ocr/2005/04/22/sections/local/local/article_491482.php   (830 words)

  
 Navy ./Holy Cross Holy Cross Men's College Basketball recap on ESPN
There were three ties before Holy Cross took the lead for good midway through the first half.
Pegues' four three throws gave Holy Cross a 28-23 lead before Navy's Jehiel Lewis hit a 3-point field goal to narrow the lead to 28-26 with four minutes remaining in the half.
Navy committed 19 turnovers in the game and missed seven free throws midway through the second half.
espn.go.com /ncb/2001/20010120/recap/naahal.html   (196 words)

  
 THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN WAR HEROES
Written by a military historian with combat experience and access to records from all branches of the American military, this single-volume resource features nearly 400 entries profiling the brave men and women who fought and, in most cases, died to preserve our freedom.
Many of the people selected for inclusion in this volume received one or more citations for their heroic achievements: the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, or other award.
All branches of the military--the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force--are represented, as are all ranks of service, from buck privates to four-star generals.
www.zackcompany.com /titles/encyclopediaofamericanwarheroes.htm   (219 words)

  
 RIT - News & Events: RIT alum, U.S. marine earns Navy Cross
U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Chontosh ’00 (mechanical engineering technology) joined the ranks of Navy Cross recipients in a May ceremony honoring him for his actions during combat in Iraq.
Second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross is awarded to those in the Navy or Marines who display extraordinary bravery in the face of danger.
U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Chontosh, right, proudly wears the Navy Cross he was awarded while on tour in Iraq.
www.rit.edu /~930www/NewsEvents/2004/Jul01/navycross.html   (417 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Black Military Heroes
During the Japanese surprise attack in 1941, he carried the ship's commander to safety and then shot down at least two enemy aircraft.
He received the Navy Cross for his valiant efforts.
Milton Olive III saved the lives of four other army soldiers during a firefight early in the Vietnam War by hurling his body onto a grenade that enemy soldiers had thrown.
encarta.msn.com /list_blackmilitaryheroes/Black_Military_Heroes.html   (743 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Utah Marine receives Navy Cross for heroism
For his leadership and dedication to duty, the 26-year-old whose family lives in Smithfield received the Navy Cross on Thursday, the Navy's second-highest honor.
Col. Rory Talkington, who recommended Copeland for the Navy Cross, said the fighting was the worst 1st Recon experienced during its deployment.
Copeland stripped off his combat gear, vest and shirt and treated Morel, who was still conscious, by covering the captain's bleeding wounds with his hands and tying a bandage around his chest.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600128399,00.html   (634 words)

  
 Navy Cross @ armyawards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Navy Cross, Title 10, United States Code, Section 6242 (10 USC 6242), was established by Act of Congress 4 February 1919 (amended by act of 25 July 1963).
To warrant this distinctive decoration, the act or the execution of duty must be performed in the presence of great danger or at great personal risk and must be performed in such a manner as to set the individual apart from his shipmates or fellow Marines.
The high standards demanded must be borne in mind when recommending the award.
armyawards.com /nc.shtml   (100 words)

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