Navy Cross


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Navy Cross

n.
A decoration awarded by the US Navy for exceptional heroism in action.
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Na′vy Cross′


n.
a U.S. Navy decoration awarded for outstanding heroism in operations against an enemy.
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Noun1.Navy Cross - a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemyNavy Cross - a United States Navy 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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In 1916, he commanded the battleship USS Maine (BB--10) during World War I, earning the Navy Cross for "exceptionally meritorious service" during that tour.
He was awarded, posthumously, the Navy Cross (America's second-highest award).
The Distinguished Navy Cross, on the other hand, was awarded to Lt.
The Distinguished Navy Cross, on the other hand, were given to Cdr Gilbert Villareal Jr.
For his actions throughout the battle, the Navy awarded Kleiss the Navy Cross.
In a later battle at Truk Island, called the "Japanese Pearl Harbor," Duncan would go on to shoot down more Zeros that would earn him the title of "Fighter Ace" and the Navy's highest honor, the Navy Cross.
* Navy cross hatch print 6 strips 2 1/2" x width of fabric (WOF) (binding) 20 squares (C) 4" x 4"
(right), commander of Yorktown's fighter squadron, who received the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Coral Sea.
military honors for valor: the Air Force Cross, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) and the Medal of Honor.
armed forces can earn after the Navy Cross (or its equivalents in the Army and Air Force) and the Medal of Honor.
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.

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