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Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC

This medal is awarded by the President of the US to anyone in the Naval service who has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsability.
The medal is in gilded bronze, bearing the American eagle in the centre, surrounded by a blue-enamelled circle bearing the words: 'United Staes of America - Navy'.
The reverse depicts Neptune's trident within a laurel wreath surrounded by a blue circle with the text 'For Distinguished Service'. The whole is surmounted by a white-enamelled star with rays issuing from between the limbs and surcharged with a gold anchor.
The ribbon has three broad stripes of equal width, two blue stripes on the either edge and a yellow in the centre. It is symbolical for the blue and gold lace uniforms of the Navy.
The medal has been bestowed upon various British Naval officers.

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Bruce, Andrew Davis* September 14th, 1894
July 28th, 1969

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Blandy, William Henry Purnell "Spike"* June 28th, 1890
January 12th, 1954

Bradley, Omar Nelson* February 12th, 1893
April 8th, 1981

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Briscoe, Robert Pearce* February 19th, 1897
October 14th, 1968

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Balch, John Henry* January 2nd, 1896
October 15th, 1980
Plot: 2 Grave: 1925

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Barbey, Daniel Edward "Uncle Dan"* December 23rd, 1889
March 11th, 1969

Barrett, Charles Dodson* August 16th, 1885
October 8th, 1943

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Brown, Wilson Jr.* April 27th, 1882
January 2nd, 1957

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Buckmaster, Elliott "Buck"* October 19th, 1889
October 10th, 1976

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Buckner Jr., Simon Bolivar* July 18th, 1886
June 18th, 1945

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Bulkeley, John Duncan* August 19th, 1911
April 6th, 1996

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Burke, Arleigh Albert "31-Knot Burke"* October 19th, 1901
January 1st, 1996

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