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
Zahn, Donald E.   
Zantow, Forrest   
Zaring, Paul A.09-05-191325-06-1975 
Zeigler, Harvey James Jr.15-12-192023-12-2012 
Zemke, Hubert A. "Hub"14-03-191430-08-1994 
Zimmerman, Wayne Clifton15-01-189723-12-1983 
Zinser, Roy F.   
Zweifel, Donald Emil24-12-192203-09-2013 
Zwingman, Otto K.21-07-191523-12-1944