List of recipients of the Navy Cross in the Vietnam War

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This is a listing of recipients of the Navy Cross during the Vietnam War. There were 491 Navy Crosses received for actions in the Vietnam War.

Name Rank Status Date of Action Remarks
Ajdukovich, George BMC Oct 7, 1969 PBR
Alspaugh, Timothy D. SN Dec 20, 1970 PBR
Anderson, John J. Sgt Oct. 27 1965 USMC
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. LTJG Jun 19, 1968
Barber, William B. HM3 Sep 15, 1968 Corpsman
Benoit, Francis A. HM3 Apr 9, 1970 Corpsman
Blonski, Thomas J. LT Aug 23, 1968
Braun, Kenneth R. HM3 Mar 30–31, 1967 Corpsman
Browning, Randall A. LCPL Sep 10, 1967 USMC M-50 Ontos
Bull, Lyle F. LT Aug 11, 1970 B/N A-6
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. CAPT 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 3, 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. LTJG Jun 19, 1968 SAR
Cox, Charles J. LT Jan 29, 1967 Mobile Riverine Force
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 LTJG POW Jun 30, 1966 POW Escapee
Denton, Jeremiah A. RADM POW Feb 1966 – May 1966
Dickson, Edward A. LT Feb 7, 1965
Dinsmore, Harry H. CAPT Oct 1, 1966 Surgeon
Driscoll, William P. LTJG May 10, 1972
Dutterer, Carroll E., Jr. BM1 Sep 15, 1967 Mobile Riverine Force
Edwards, Craig A. 1stLt Aug 20, 1970[1]
Eggert, Lowell F. CDR May 10, 1972
Ennis, Joseph J. EN2 Apr 4, 1968 Mobile Riverine Force
Enoch, Barry W. GMGC Apr 9, 1970 SEAL
Ensch, John C. LT May 23, 1972
Fitzgerald, William C. LT Aug 6, 1967
Ford, Patrick O. GMG2 Jun 21, 1968 PBR
Freund, Terrence J. RM2 Oct 26, 1966 PBR
Fuller, Robert B. CAPT POW Oct 1–21, 1967 Fuller, John L. 2LT
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 Mobile Riverine Force
Goodsell, William Major Jun 16, 1966 Marine Helicopter Pilot
Grant, Gollie L. HN Sep 19, 1966 Corpsman
Griffith, John G. LT Feb 24, 1968
Groce, Donald B. BMC Sep 4, 1970 Mobile Riverine Force
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 2, 1967 SAR
Hartsoe, David E. PFC posthumous May 20, 1967 USMC
Hayenga, William E., Jr. FN Feb 4, 1968 PBR
Henry, Daniel B. HM1 Aug 27, 1967 Corpsman
Herbert, Robert S. LTJG Aug 11, 1970
Hickey, William L. HM2 Jul 4, 1966 Corpsman
Holmes, Billie D. HM3 Jun 15–16, 1966 Corpsman
Hunter, Charles B. CDR Oct 30, 1967
Hurbace, Phillip D. ADJ4 Oct 30, 1968 Corpsman
James, Alan C. HM2 Sep 9, 1968 Corpsman
Jmaeff, George V. CPL Mar 1, 1969
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 2, 1969 PBR
Leal, Armando G., Jr. HM3 Sep 4, 1967 Corpsman
Lewis, David H. LCDR Sep 24, 1969 Surgeon
Linder, James B. CDR Sep 28, 1967
Livingston, Lawrence H. Captain July 11, 1972 USMC
Mack, Francis W. HM3 Aug 17, 1966 Corpsman
Marlantes, Karl A. 1LT March 1 – 6, 1969 USMC
Martin, Cecil H. MN1 Nov 21, 1968 PBR
Mayton, James A. HM1 May 21, 1966 Corpsman
McDaniel, Eugene B. CAPT POW Jun 14–29, 1969
McEwen, Robert M. LCDR Mar 30, 1968 B/N A-6
McKeen, Gerald C. HN Sep 24, 1966 Corpsman
McKeown, Ronald E. LCDR May 23, 1972
Mercer, William I. HM2 Jun 15, 1968 Corpsman
Meuse, John R. PFC posthumous May 3, 1967 USMC
Meyerkord, Harold D. LT posthumous Nov 30, 1964 & Jan 13, 24 &
Mar 16, 1965
Milius, Paul L. CAPT Feb 27, 1968
Monahan, Frederick G. LCPL May 3, 1967 USMC
Murphy, David R. LCDR Oct 12–16, 1966
Nelson, James R. LT Aug 18, 1968 Mobile Riverine Force
Norris, James A. LCPL Aug 13, 1969
O’Kelley, John W. SN May 26, 1968 Mobile Riverine Force
Orlando, Samuel G. HN Mar 4, 1966 Corpsman
Palmer, Frederick F. CDR Jun 29, 1966
Paskevich, Anthony, Jr. Captain March 17, 1969 USMC Aviator
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. CAPT Oct 31, 1965
Prendergast, Francis S. LTJG POW Mar 9, 1967 POW Escapee
Reynolds, Marvin D. LCDR Jul 17, 1967
Rhodes, Francis E., Jr. LCDR Sep 15, 1967 Mobile Riverine Force
Rivers, Jettie, Jr,[2] Lt. May 14, 15, 1967
Robinson, David B. LCDR Aug 11, 1970
Rogers, Gerald W. LCDR Mar 30, 1968 Naval Aviator A-6
Roland, John R., Jr. LTJG Jan 28, 1969
Rudd, Donald L. HM2 Mar 3, 1969 Corpsman
Sanders, Thomas CPL May 10, 1967 USMC
Shepherd, Burton H. CDR Oct 26, 1967
Smith, Chester B. SM1 Dec 11, 1966 PBR
Smith, Homer L. CAPT May 19–20, 1967
Sparks, Neil R., Jr. LTJG 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 4, 1967 Corpsman
Taft, David A. LCDR Aug 27, 1967
Taylor, Jesse J. LCDR posthumous 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. LTJG Jun 21, 1966
Vaughan, Richard C TM3 Dec 21, 1964
Walker, James R. LT Sep 14, 1968
Weseleskey, Allen E. LCDR Mar 9, 1968
Westin, Brian E. LTJG Apr 27, 1966[3] A-6 B/N
Westphal, Warren R. BM1 Nov 24, 1968 PBR
Wiant, Jeffrie E., Jr. LTJG Aug 30, 1968
Wilhelm, Mack H. HM3 Feb 19, 1969
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 8, 1967 Corpsman
Young, William D. LT Aug 7, 1972
Zacharias, Jerrold M. CDR Feb 24, 1968
Zinser, Harry J. LT Aug 6–7, 1972
One U.S. Army soldier, one Vietnamese SEAL, and one Vietnamese soldier earned Navy Cross medals:
Name Rank Status Date of Action Remarks
Tran Van Bay PFC Feb 19, 1967 ARVN (Vietnamese)
Ledford, Kenneth, Jr. 1LT Sep 15, 1970 US Army Medical Evacuation Pilot
Nguyen Van Kiet PO3 Apr 13, 1972 SEAL (Vietnamese)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Text Citations for Vietnam War Awards of the Navy Cross". Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  2. ^ The Navy Cross, Vietnam. Sharp & Dunnigan Publications. 1987. ISBN 0-918495-15-6. 
  3. ^ "Brian Edward Westin, Navy Cross". Military Times. Gannett. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 

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