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Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC

This medal is awarded by the President of the US to anyone in the Naval service who has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsability.
The medal is in gilded bronze, bearing the American eagle in the centre, surrounded by a blue-enamelled circle bearing the words: 'United Staes of America - Navy'.
The reverse depicts Neptune's trident within a laurel wreath surrounded by a blue circle with the text 'For Distinguished Service'. The whole is surmounted by a white-enamelled star with rays issuing from between the limbs and surcharged with a gold anchor.
The ribbon has three broad stripes of equal width, two blue stripes on the either edge and a yellow in the centre. It is symbolical for the blue and gold lace uniforms of the Navy.
The medal has been bestowed upon various British Naval officers.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Spruance, Raymond Ames (USN)03-07-188613-12-1969more 
Schmidt, Harry25-09-188610-02-1968 
Smith, Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad"20-04-188212-01-1967more 
Stark, Harold Raynsford "Betty"12-11-188021-08-1972more 
Small, Ernest Gregor "Shorty"05-11-188827-12-1944more 
Sherman, Forrest Percival30-10-189622-07-1951 
Shepherd, Lemuel Cornick, Jr.10-02-189606-08-1990more 
Sherman, Frederick Carl "Ted"27-05-188800-07-1957more 
Shoup, David Monroe30-12-190413-01-1983more 
Silverthorn, Merwin Hancock22-09-189614-08-1985more 
Smith, Edward Hanson "Iceberg"29-10-188929-10-1961 
Smith, Julian Constable11-09-188505-11-1975more 
Smith, Walter Bedell "Beetle"05-10-189509-08-1961more