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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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Schmidt, Harry* September 25th, 1886
† February 10th, 1968
Plot: Q Grave: 1533

Shepherd, Lemuel Cornick, Jr.* February 10th, 1896
† August 6th, 1990

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Sherman, Forrest Percival* October 30th, 1896
† July 22nd, 1951

Sherman, Frederick Carl "Ted"* May 27th, 1888
† July 1957
Plot: 0 Grave: 3811

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Shoup, David Monroe* December 30th, 1904
† January 13th, 1983

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Silverthorn, Merwin Hancock* September 22nd, 1896
† August 14th, 1985

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Small, Ernest Gregor "Shorty"* November 5th, 1888
† December 27th, 1944
Plot: 3 Grave: 3963

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Smith, Edward Hanson "Iceberg"* October 29th, 1889
† October 29th, 1961

Smith, Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad"* April 20th, 1882
† January 12th, 1967

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Smith, Julian Constable* September 11th, 1885
† November 5th, 1975

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Smith, Walter Bedell "Beetle"* October 5th, 1895
† August 9th, 1961
Plot: 7 Grave: 8197A

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Spruance, Raymond Ames* July 3rd, 1886
† December 13th, 1969

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Stark, Harold Raynsford "Betty"* November 12th, 1880
† August 21st, 1972
Plot: 30 Row: LH Grave: 433

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