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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
Ramage, Lawson Paterson "Red"19-01-192015-04-1990more 
Ramsey, DeWitt Clinton   
Reifsnider, Lawrence Fairfax (USN)26-11-189714-05-1956 
Richardson Jr., Robert Charlwood27-10-188202-03-1954more 
Richardson, Robert Charlwood (Jr.)27-10-188202-03-1954 
Riefkohl, Frederick Louis "Fritz"27-02-188900-09-1669more 
Rindskopf, Maurice Herbert "Mike"27-09-191727-07-2011more 
Rochefort, Joseph John12-05-190020-07-1976 
Rockey, Keller Emrick27-09-188806-06-1970more 
Rodgers, Bertram Joseph18-03-189430-11-1983 
Rosendahl, Charles Emery15-05-189217-05-1977 
Rupertus, William Henry "Bill"14-11-188925-03-1945more 

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