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
Lacy, Joseph R.   
LaFountain, Eugene L.   
Lake, Johnny D.   
Lalopa, Frank 09-09-1944 
Lamb, John T.   
Lamm, George D.07-07-191815-02-1992 
Lance, John E., Jr.   
Langille, Allen F. 15-08-1944 
Lanseadel, William G. 07-01-1945 
Lapham, Robert D.00-00-191718-12-2003more 
Larson, Marvin L.   
Larson, Stanley Emil 23-05-1944 
Lathbury, Gerald William "Legs"14-07-190616-05-1978more 
Laudato, Alphonse, Jr.   
Laurain, Francis J. 01-06-1944 
Leach, James Herbert "Jimmie"07-04-192217-12-2009more 
Leary, Alphonsus L. 20-02-1945 
Lee, Burton J. 16-04-1945 
Lein, Melvin A.   
Lemke, Edwin J.   
Lemmon, Kelley B., Jr.   
Lenkalis, George 25-01-1944 
Lentine, Joseph F.23-11-191510-01-1945 
Leo, Samuel   
Lerma, Rosario V.   
Lev, Orel H. 08-10-1944 
Lewis, Harry L.   
Lewis, Robert G.05-06-1919  
Liebenstein, John A.   
Lincoln, Boyd L. 30-11-1942 
Lindsay, Vernie A.   
Little, Clayton N.   
Lloyd, Clyde W.   
Lockner, Louis W.03-03-191225-10-1942 
Lockwood, John A.   
Loder-Symonds, Rovert Guy01-03-191311-11-1945more 
Loe, Joseph D.05-07-192311-06-1944 
Logan, James Marion19-12-192009-10-1999more 
Lohmeyer, Marvin E. 21-06-1944 
Lomell, Leonard G.22-01-1920  
Lopez, David   
Lord, Fred T.   
Loss, Chester   
Low, Walter   
Lutjens, Paul R.   
Lutz, Frederick P., Jr.   
Lyle, Lewis E. 06-04-2008more 
Lynch, Charles P., Jr. 17-04-1945 
Lynch, Lester   
Lytle, Cleveland A.