Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

This decoration was instituted in 1918 to award any person serving in the Army, or officers and men of military forces allied to the United States, for 'having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor'. Further acts of gallantry justifying the grant of the decoration, a bronze oak cluster is awarded to be worn on the ribbon. The decoration can also be awarded posthumously.
The cross is made of bronze with the American spread eagle on it. Below the eagle is a scroll with the inscription: 'For Valor'. The ribbon is blue with narrow white and red stripes at either edge.
The first hundred decorations that were made had the arms of the cross decorated with oak leaves, in later models the leaves are omitted.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Kaiser, James L.   
Karnap, Bernhard Emerson11-05-1922  
Kasper, Carl J.   
Kaufman, Robert P. 04-08-1943 
Kee, Robert F. 23-07-1944 
Keeble, Woodrow Wilson16-05-191728-01-1982more 
Keele, Charles C.   
Keener, Monte W. 15-01-1945 
Kelleher, Gerald C.   
Kellogg, William W. 27-02-2003 
Kellum, William   
Kelly, Arthur G.   
Kelly, Colin Purdie Jr.11-07-191510-12-1941 
Kelly, John B.   
Kelly, John E.   
Kelly, John J.   
Kelly, John J.   
Kelly, John J. (US-459th AAA)   
Kelly, Robert C.   
Kelly, Vincent Q.   
Kelly, Willard C.   
Keltner, Edgar H.   
Kemp, Robert J.   
Kemp, William J.   
Kendall, Raymond E. 12-05-1944 
Kendall, William H   
Kendrick, George E.   
Kennett, James C.   
Kenney, George Churchill06-08-188906-08-1977more 
Kenny, John P.   
Keogh, Bernard M.   
Kepford, Harry G.   
Kerans, Charles E.   
Kerchner, George F.   
Kerley, Ralph A.01-06-191722-03-1967 
Kern, Eugene D. 28-07-1943 
Kero, William E.20-01-192120-09-1944 
Kestler, Ralph W. 04-01-1945 
Keyes, Richard W.   
Kiernan, James A.   
Kim, Young Oak26-01-191929-12-2005 
Kimball, Robert R. 20-02-1945 
Kimble, Joe H.   
King, John J.   
King, Thomas E. 03-09-1944 
Kinney, Richard W.18-11-191425-12-1944 
Kinsey, Paul S.   
Kirby, Varsel   
Kirk, Owens L. 08-10-1944 
Kirkpatrick, Charles Cochran20-06-190712-03-1988more 
Kirksey, Ernest L.   
Kisters, Gerry H.   
Knode, Thomas E.   
Knowlton, Donald E.   
Kollin, Charles   
Kopplin, Robert O. 19-03-1945 
Koritzke, Edward F.   
Koss, Joseph M. 28-09-1944 
Krause, Edward C. "Cannonball"17-08-191604-07-1970 
Krueger, Walter26-01-188120-08-1967more 
Kubina, Peter, Jr. 00-00-1944 
Kubo, Hoichi21-07-1919  
Kucinski, Edward S.   
Kumler, Lyle Kay16-10-192003-07-1998 
Kuroda, Robert Toshio08-11-192220-10-1944more 
Kuzminsky, Abe M.   
Kwacz, Henry Joseph