Distinguished Service Cross


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Distinguished Service Cross

n. Abbr. DSC
1. A US Army decoration awarded for exceptional heroism in combat.
2. A British military decoration awarded to officers of the Royal Navy for gallantry in action.
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Distin′guished Serv′ice Cross`


n.
a U.S. Army bronze medal awarded for extraordinary heroism in military action against an armed enemy. Abbr.: D.S.C.
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Noun1.Distinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemyDistinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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Caption: Distinguished Service Cross: As has been tradition in America, as well as other countries, soldiers receive a medal with a cross on it for risking their lives for others.
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Why Woodson did not receive the Distinguished Service Cross, one can only guess.
military honors for valor: the Air Force Cross, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) and the Medal of Honor.
Omar Bradley 'saw Ferdinand's six rows of ribbons headed by 22 valor medals including the Distinguished Service Cross, the four-star general saluted Marcos.'
The latter was a graduate of Harvard College and had been awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star; his grandfather the Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre.
The 96-year-old, whose courage made our skies and our world a safer place, already has a CBE and a Distinguished Service Cross but many now believe he deserves the country's highest honour.
Mr Pumphrey had already won the prestigious Distinguished Service Order three times and the Distinguished Service Cross for acts of bravery at sea before he used the documents to set sail for Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Roger Boissier, 84, from Armathwaite, near Carlisle, was honouring his father Ernest, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross while a Lieutenant Commander on Gallipoli.
Fraser was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery in successful air-attacks on enemy ship in the Mediterranean.
Pena's Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded to a Medal of Honor, one of 22 veterans whose medals were upgraded by President Barack Obama.
McDermott's performance during this battle earned him the Distinguished Service Cross (First Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Silver Star.

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