Distinguished Service Cross


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Distinguished Service Cross,

 

Distinguished Service Medal,

and

Distinguished Service Order:

see decorations, civil and militarydecorations, civil and military,
honors bestowed by a government to reward services or achievements, particularly those implying valor. The practice of bestowing such decorations dates back at least to the laurel wreaths of the ancient Greeks and Romans and gained prevalence
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But whatever the U-boat's fate, Capt Bell, of Alfred Street, Redcar, received the Distinguished Service Cross, an engraved gold watch and a commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve for his actions.
8221; The nomination was downgraded to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) when it came across General Douglas MacArthur's desk.
She said he would be humbled to receive the Distinguished Service Cross, which is second only to the Medal of Honor.
Jack" Akehurst (DSO) and Lieutenant Allan "Spud" Wright, who was awarded the second-highest award, the Distinguished Service Cross.
He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in France in 1944, competed in the four-man bobsled event in the 1952 and 1956 Winter Olympics, and served twenty years as an Army lawyer in a variety of important positions.
West won the Distinguished Service Cross for leadership commanding HMS Ardent during the Falklands War.
Amid a few papers and photographs were five black rectangular boxes stamped with gold letters: Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star, another Silver Star and finally, Distinguished Service Cross.
It contains everything a reader needs to understand the battalion's vicious struggle to survive, aided by many location maps, and, in appendices, a list of those who died and those who received the Distinguished Service Cross, and an afterword comparing Tet with Desert Storm.
He subsequently received the Distinguished Service Cross for indomitable courage, and he made the story of the taking of Chatillon part of his biography.
Kris is banned from speaking about the decision after he cornered the PM but his father, who earned the nickname "Mr Sea Harrier" and the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroics, said: "Kris is a superlative pilot who has given 10 years' selfless service for his country flying Harriers with distinction.
He was mentioned in despatches in July, 1942, and awarded his first Distinguished Service Cross in November.

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