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
Wagner, Theodore G.   
Wagoner, George E.   
Wai, Francis Brown14-04-191720-10-1944more 
Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, IV, "Skinny"23-08-188302-09-1953more 
Waldron, Albert W.   
Walker, Fred Livingwood11-06-188706-10-1969 
Walker, Ian W. 00-12-1942 
Walker, Walton Harris03-12-188923-12-1950 
Wall, Howard J.08-12-191708-02-1945 
Wallace, Kenneth W.   
Walsh, William P. "Knobby"   
Walton, Robert L.   
Warmenhoven, Simon "Sam"17-01-191005-05-1943 
Warnock, Frank 18-01-1945 
Warren, Glenn H.   
Warren, Samuel L.   
Warren, William E.   
Washington, John P.18-07-190803-02-1943 
Wason, Donald B. 11-06-1944 
Waterbury, Ivan B.   
Watson, George 08-03-1943 
Weathers, Omery C. 09-06-1944 
Weaver, Howard E.   
Weaver, William Gaulbert24-11-188825-11-1970 
Webb, Peter J.   
Weeks, Doneivon L. 12-04-1945 
Weiss, Howard J.   
Welborn, John C.   
Wendt, Herman A. 10-08-1943 
Werner, Carlton G. 12-06-1944 
Werner, William J.   
Wertich, Jake L. 21-12-1944 
Wesson, H. K. 15-10-1944 
West, Arthur L.   
Westfall, Welton C.   
Wetmore, Raymond S. "Ray"30-09-192314-02-1951 
Whidden, Adolphaus W., Jr.   
White, John W.   
White, Lawrence Kermit "Red"10-06-191205-04-2006more 
Whitefield, Hassell C.13-06-192017-01-1945 
Whitfield, George A.   
Whitley, Arthur Norman   
Whitlock, Charles L. 19-02-1945 
Whitney, William B.   
Whitson, William H. "Red" 30-07-1944 
Wideman, Donald C. 04-12-1944 
Widener, William J.   
Wiggs, David H.   
Wild, Joseph J.   
Wilds, Leonard S.   
Williams, Joseph E. (US-315th ENG)   
Williams, William B.   
Willoughby, Charles Andrew "Sir Charles"08-03-189225-10-1972more 
Wilson, George G.   
Wilson, Weldon W.   
Wilson, William R.   
Winston, Sanford H.   
Winterbottom, Edward M.   
Winters, Richard Dick21-01-191802-01-2011more 
Winzenried, Samuel G.   
Withee, Edward S.   
Wohner, John H.   
Wolf, Alvin E.   
Wood, Eric Fisher, Jr.25-01-191922-01-1945more 
Wood, John Shirley "P"   
Woodward, Russell H.   
Woody, Ronal E., Jr.   
Wootten, George Frederick01-05-189331-03-1970more 
Workman, James W.   
Worthing, Wilbur F.   
Wozenski, Edward F.29-07-191526-07-1987more 
Wray, Waverly Wright "Charlie", "The Deacon"27-09-191919-09-1944 
Wright, Elam Windom, Jr.20-10-192030-12-2002 
Wyman, Willard Gordon21-03-189829-03-1969