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.

NameRankStatusDate of ActionRemarks
Ajdukovich, GeorgeBMCOct 7, 1969PBR
Alspaugh, Timothy D.SNDec 20, 1970PBR
Anderson, John J.SgtOct. 27 1965USMC
Ashby, James W.HM3Sep 13, 1969Corpsman
Back, James B.LTSep 24, 1966Surgeon
Baker, Harold L.RM2May 10, 1972SEAL
Baratko, Robert E.LTJGJun 19, 1968
Barber, William B.HM3Sep 15, 1968Corpsman
Benoit, Francis A.HM3Apr 9, 1970Corpsman
Blonski, Thomas J.LTAug 23, 1968
Braun, Kenneth R.HM3Mar 30-31, 1967Corpsman
Bull, Lyle F.LTAug 11, 1970
Burnand, Robert W., Jr.LTOct 30, 1967
Burns, Dewey R., Jr.HM3Sep 12, 1969Corpsman
Busey, James B., IVLCDRMar 24, 1968
Cameron, Kenneth R.CAPTPOWSep 24, 1969
Casey, Robert M.HM3May 23, 1972Corpsman
Clay, Raymond D.HNOct 31, 1965Corpsman
Coker, George T.LCDRPOWAug 11, 1970
Compton, Bryan W., Jr.CDRMar 3, 1969
Confer, Milton W.EN1Dec 11, 1966PBR
Connell, James J.LCDRPOWMay 19, 1967
Connelly, Matthew J., IIILTMay 10, 1972
Cook, Clarence L.LTJGJun 19, 1968SAR
Cox, Charles J.LTJan 29, 1967Mobile Riverine Force
Crawford, Charles H.HM3Jun 21, 1966Corpsman
Cruse, James D.HNSep 14, 1968Corpsman
Cunningham, Randall H.LTApr 27, 1966Pilot
Dannheim, William T.LCDRJan 15, 1967PBR
Dengler, DieterLTJGPOWJun 30, 1966POW Escapee
Denton, Jeremiah A.RADMPOWFeb 1966 - May 1966
Dickson, Edward A.LTFeb 7, 1965
Dinsmore, Harry H.CAPTOct 1, 1966Surgeon
Driscoll, William P.LTJGMay 10, 1972
Dutterer, Carroll E., Jr.BM1Sep 15, 1967Mobile Riverine Force
Edwards, Craig A.1stLtAug 20, 1970[1]
Eggert, Lowell F.CDRMay 10, 1972
Ennis, Joseph J.EN2Apr 4, 1968Mobile Riverine Force
Enoch, Barry W.GMGCApr 9, 1970SEAL
Ensch, John C.LTMay 23, 1972
Fitzgerald, William C.LTAug 6, 1967
Ford, Patrick O.GMG2Jun 21, 1968PBR
Freund, Terrence J.RM2Oct 26, 1966PBR
Fuller, Robert B.CAPTPOWOct 1 - 21, 1967Fuller, John L. 2LT
Gallagher, Gary G.YN3Oct 10 - 11, 1968SEAL
Gallagher, Robert T.ICCSMar 13, 1968SEAL
Gates, Michael L.EN3Jul 10, 1969PBR
Gerrish, Alan R.HNAug 23, 1968Corpsman
Gillespie, Martin L., Jr.HM2Mar 21, 1966Corpsman
Gillotte, KevinEN3Jan 11, 1969Mobile Riverine Force
Grant, Gollie L.HNSep 19, 1966Corpsman
Griffith, John G.LTFeb 24, 1968
Groce, Donald B.BMCSep 4, 1970Mobile Riverine Force
Hall, Michael R.LCDRFeb 24, 1968
Hampton, Gregory O.SNAug 20, 1969PBR
Hancock, Eugene S.HM2Feb 24, 1969Corpsman
Hanson, Anthony C.AET2Jul 2, 1967SAR
Hayenga, William E., Jr.FNFeb 4, 1968PBR
Henry, Daniel B.HM1Aug 27, 1967Corpsman
Herbert, Robert S.LTJGAug 11, 1970
Hickey, William L.HM2Jul 4, 1966Corpsman
Holmes, Billie D.HM3Jun 15 - 16, 1966Corpsman
Hunter, Charles B.CDROct 30, 1967
Hurbace, Phillip D.ADJ4Oct 30, 1968Corpsman
James, Alan C.HM2Sep 9, 1968Corpsman
Jmaeff, George V.CPLMar 1, 1969
Kierznowski, Terrence E.HM2Sep 12, 1969Corpsman
Kinnard, Donel C.HMCJan 20 - 21, 1970UDT
Kollmann, Glenn E.CDRFeb 24, 1968
Krueger, Roger W.LTMar 24, 1968
Larsen, David R.GMG3Aug 2, 1969PBR
Leal, Armando G., Jr.HM3Sep 4, 1967Corpsman
Lewis, David H.LCDRSep 24, 1969Surgeon
Linder, James B.CDRSep 28, 1967
Livingston, Lawrence H.CaptainJuly 11, 1972USMC
Mack, Francis W.HM3Aug 17, 1966Corpsman
Marlantes, Karl A.1LTMarch 1 – 6, 1969USMC
Martin, Cecil H.MN1Nov 21, 1968PBR
Mayton, James A.HM1May 21, 1966Corpsman
McDaniel, Eugene B.CAPTPOWJun 14-29, 1969
McEwen, Robert M.LCDRMar 30, 1968
McKeen, Gerald C.HNSep 24, 1966Corpsman
McKeown, Ronald E.LCDRMay 23, 1972
Mercer, William I.HM2Jun 15, 1968Corpsman
Meuse, John R.PFCposthumousMay 3, 1967USMC
Meyerkord, Harold D.LTposthumousNov 30, 1964 & Jan 13, 24 &
Mar 16, 1965
Milius, Paul L.CAPTFeb 27, 1968
Murphy, David R.LCDROct 12 - 16, 1966
Nelson, James R.LTAug 18, 1968Mobile Riverine Force
Norris, James A.LCPLAug 13, 1969
O’Kelley, John W.SNMay 26, 1968Mobile Riverine Force
Orlando, Samuel G.HNMar 4, 1966Corpsman
Palmer, Frederick F.CDRJun 29, 1966
Paskevich, Anthony, Jr.CaptainMarch 17, 1969USMC Aviator
Pate, James W., Jr.LTMar 24, 1968
Phillips, John C.HNDec 19, 1968Corpsman
Porter, Robert O.GMGCJun 10, 1970PBR
Powell, Richard L.HNAug 29, 1968Corpsman
Powers, Trent R.CAPTOct 31, 1965
Prendergast, Francis S.LTJGPOWMar 9, 1967POW Escapee
Reynolds, Marvin D.LCDRJul 17, 1967
Rhodes, Francis E., Jr.LCDRSep 15, 1967Mobile Riverine Force
Rivers, Jettie, Jr,[2]Lt.May 14, 15, 1967
Robinson, David B.LCDRAug 11, 1970
Rogers, Gerald W.LCDRAug 11, 1970
Roland, John R., Jr.LTJGJan 28, 1969
Rudd, Donald L.HM2Mar 3, 1969Corpsman
Sanders, ThomasCPLMay 10, 1967USMC
Shepherd, Burton H.CDROct 26, 1967
Smith, Chester B.SM1Dec 11, 1966PBR
Smith, Homer L.CAPTMay 19–20, 1967
Sparks, Neil R., Jr.LTJGJul 17, 1967
Speer, Paul H.CDRMay 19, 1967
Stayton, Norman B.AMS3Mar 26, 1971
Stone, Guy E.SFCJan 27, 1970UDT
Strode, Gerald M.HM3Sep 4, 1967Corpsman
Taft, David A.LCDRAug 27, 1967
Taylor, Jesse J.LCDRNov 17, 1965
Thomas, Robert J.RD2Mar 23, 1969SEAL
Truett, Quincy H.BMCJan 20, 1969PBR
Valdez, Phil I.HM3Jan 29, 1967Corpsman
Vampatella, Philip V.LTJGJun 21, 1966
Vaughan, Richard CTM3Dec 21, 1964
Walker, James R.LTSep 14, 1968
Weseleskey, Allen E.LCDRMar 9, 1968
Westin, Brian E.LTJGApr 27, 1966[3]A-6 B/N
Westphal, Warren R.BM1Nov 24, 1968PBR
Wiant, Jeffrie E., Jr.LTJGAug 30, 1968
Wilhelm, Mack H.HM3Feb 19, 1969
Willeford, Franklin P.HNDec 14, 1968Corpsman
Williams, James E.BM1Jan 15, 1967PBR Also Received MOH
Williams, Lloyd T., Jr.AD1Apr 28, 1969
Work, Warren A., Jr.HM3Apr 8, 1967Corpsman
Young, William D.LTAug 7, 1972
Zacharias, Jerrold M.CDRFeb 24, 1968
Zinser, Harry J.LTAug 6 - 7, 1972
One member of the US Army, One Vietnamese SEAL, and One Vietnamese Soldier earned Navy Cross Medals:
NameRankStatusDate of ActionRemarks
Tran Van BayPFCFeb 19, 1967ARVN (Vietnamese)
Ledford, Kenneth, Jr.1LTSep 15, 1970US Army Medical Evacuation Pilot
Nguyen Van KietPO3Apr 13, 1972SEAL (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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