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The Navy Cross: Vietnam

Paul Drew Stevens

The Navy Cross: Vietnam

Citations of Awards to Men of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps 1964-1973

by Paul Drew Stevens

  • 282 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Sharp & Dunnigan Pubns .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • History,
  • United States.,
  • Military Uniforms,
  • Naval History (General),
  • Biography,
  • Navy,
  • Navy Cross (Medal)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8341418M
    ISBN 100918495156
    ISBN 109780918495150

    navy cross Authorized February 4, , the Navy Cross was the Navy's third highest award for combat heroism and other distinguished services. On August 7, , Congress made the Navy Cross a combat only decoration with precedence over the Distinguished Service Medal, making it the Navy's second highest award ranking below only the Medal of Honor.   Just less than half the book focuses on heroes from Iraq and Afghanistan before it transitions to the medal recipients of the Vietnam, Korean, and World Wars. Wise and Baron appropriately created an overdue tribute focused on the valor of these heroes. Each chapter describes a Navy Cross recipients experiences.

    Enter the Navy Cross, which was initially below both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal due to a technicality, but circa , Congress revised the Navy Cross to become a “combat-only” award. The Navy Cross has been awarded in more than six thousand instances. Navy nurse Lenah Higbee was a barrier breaker. One of the first 20 female members of the service, Higbee not only was the first woman to receive the Navy Cross, but remains the only woman to do so.

      "The Navy Cross is presented to James H. Webb, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Rear Admiral [then Commander] Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (NSN: ), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from February to .


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The Navy Cross: Vietnam: Citations of Awards to Men of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps /5(2). The Navy Cross: Vietnam: citations of awards to men of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, Paul Drew Stevens Sharp & Dunnigan Publications, May 1, - Biography & Autobiography - pages.

For the Navy SEALs, Vietnam has been a proving ground -- a world of carefully controlled ops and sudden mad moments of explosive horror. But now the war's nightmare is intensifying as ultimate victory falls farther out of reach/5(6). rows  One U.S. Army soldier, one Vietnamese SEAL, and one Vietnamese soldier earned Navy.

Navy Cross - Vietnam War Listed below are the recipients of the Navy Cross awarded for valor during the Vietnam War. The US military became involved in as a support to the South Vietnamese who wished to remain independent from the communist government of North Vietnam.

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Vincent Alfonso (), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism with Company A, First Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam.

The Navy Cross may be awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces while serving with the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard (in time of war only) who distinguishes himself or herself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.

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His Navy Cross citation reads: “Constantly exposing himself to the enemy while repulsing another enemy assault and concurrently organizing a defensive perimeter, he displayed a tremendous degree of composure and calm, inspiring his Marines by his presence of mind and outstanding courage.” COMBAT IN THE CRATER That was not all.

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—Ralph Waldo Emerson (–). The Navy Cross: Vietnam: citations of awards to men of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, by Stevens, Paul Drew; Sharp & Dunnigan PublicationsPages: He served as a Marine in Vietnam and was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two navy commendation medals for valour and ten air medals.

In he began writing his novel about his experience of combat in the jungle. The book, Matterhorn, ended up taking Marlantes 30 years to. Ricardo C. Binns is awarded the Navy Cross. Sullivan immediately called in Marine and Air Force air support.

Marine Huey gunships began strafing runs to within 20 feet of the Recon perimeters and Marine and Air Force fighter jets were dropping bombs as close as meters from their position.

Subtle variations have marked the evolution of the Navy Cross from to the present. One constant has been the actual medal, which has been struck from the same die and is of three-part construction: the cross itself and the front and back medallions, which are.

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Free shipping for many products. En Español The war in Vietnam has been described as the first "living room war"—meaning combat was seen on TV screens and newspapers on a daily basis.

Newspaper and television crews documented this war much more intensely than they did earlier conflicts. This willingness to allow documentation of the war extended to the military's own photographers—who captured.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Charles John Cox (NSN: ), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on the morning of 15 September while serving with United States forces engaged in riverine assault operations against communist aggressor forces in the Republic of Vietnam.

I found this to be an excellent book about the Vietnam War and the story reveals the ethos of the United States Marine Corps. The story provides the minute by minute recounting of the overnight battle on Juneon Niu Vu Hill (Hill ) in the Hieg Due Valley/5.

The Distinguished Service Cross list for Vietnam, along with the Navy Cross and the Air Force Cross, is listed in the back of the book "Stolen Valor" by B.G. Burkett.Founded inthe Naval Historical Foundation is a registered (c)(3) that seeks to preserve, commemorate, and educate the history of the United States Navy and its sister sea services.The Navy Cross: Vietnam: citations of awards to men of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, Creator: edited by Paul Drew Stevens.

Includes index.