Saturday, August 11, 2007

Service Crosses - Awards of Honor and Heroism

Distinguished Service Cross


Awarded by the Department of the Army
This is the highest award presented by the United States Army.

The Navy Cross


Awarded by the Department of the Navy
This is the highest award presented by the Department of the Navy.


Air Force Cross


Awarded by the Department of the Air Force
This is the highest award presented by the Department of the Air Force.




These Crosses may be awarded to any member of the armed forces while serving with the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or Air Force that distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor. The action must take place under one of three circumstances: while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, and while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

To earn a Cross the act to be commended must be performed in the presence of great danger or at great personal risk and must be performed in such a manner as to render the individual highly conspicuous among others of equal grade, rate, experience, or position of responsibility.

In the Great War on Terror, Distinguished Service Crosses, Air Force Crosses and Navy Crosses have been awarded to amazing heroes. Heroes who have fought for us all. I intend to do tribute pages for each of them.


The Hero to Remember Series:

Distinguished Service Cross:

Col James H Coffman, Jr


Navy Cross:

PO2 Matthew G Axelson

PO2 Danny P Dietz

HM Luis E Fonseca, Jr.

Sgt Major Bradley Kasal and here

Unidentified Navy Seal - The One - now known as Marcus Luttrell

Honors to Axelson, Dietz & The One


Air Force Cross:


2 comments:

Gayle said...

It's a wonderful idea! These people are very special people and deserve to be recognized as such. :)

daniel said...

Love the Navy Cross!
GO NAVY!
FTGF!