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.

Grid List
King, Ernest Joseph "Ernie"* November 23rd, 1878
June 25th, 1956

Kinkaid, Thomas Cassin* April 3rd, 1888
November 17th, 1972

Kirkpatrick, Charles Cochran* June 20th, 1907
March 12th, 1988

Kossler, Herman Joseph* December 8th, 1911
July 1st, 1988

Krulak, Victor Harold "Brute"* January 7th, 1913
December 29th, 2008