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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.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Balch, John Henry02-01-189615-10-1980more 
Barbey, Daniel Edward "Uncle Dan"23-12-188911-03-1969 
Barrett, Charles Dodson16-08-188508-10-1943more 
Blandy, William Henry Purnell "Spike" (USN)28-06-189012-01-1954 
Bradley, Omar Nelson12-02-189308-04-1981more 
Briscoe, Robert Pearce "Robbie"19-02-189714-10-1968more 
Brown, Wilson Jr.27-04-188202-01-1957more 
Browning, Miles Rutherford10-04-189729-09-1954 
Bruce, Andrew Davis14-09-189428-07-1969more 
Buckmaster, Elliott "Buck"19-10-188910-10-1976more 
Buckner, Simon Bolivar (Jr.)18-07-188618-06-1945more 
Bulkeley, John Duncan19-08-191106-04-1996more 
Burke, Arleigh Albert "31-Knot Burke"19-10-190101-01-1996more