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Re: NAC - American style [LONG] contin...

From: J L Hilal <jlhilal@y...>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 09:12:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: NAC - American style [LONG] contin...

--- John Brewer <> wrote:

> Continuing...
> CE - CE+ - CLE  
> (The list is divided into two blocks.  The first are names that
> historically belong to US Navy cruisers - the second fills out the
> required number & are better used for the CLEs)  

I find it interesting thet you mixed the two types of city-based USN
cruiser names.

> DDH - named for posthumous winners of the Congressional Medal of
> Honor or the Victoria Cross 

Although not postumous, no such naming list should be without the USMCs
top multiple awardees:

James Forney - Brevet Medal* 1862, 1864, 1867

Louis J. Magill - Brevet Medal* 1898, 1898

Wendell C. Neville - Brevet Medal* 1898; Medal of Honor 1914

David Dixon Porter - Brevet Medal* 1899; Medal of Honor 1911

Smedley D. Butler - Brevet Medal* 1900; Medal of Honor 1914, 1915;
Nominated for Victoria Cross 1900; 2 Wound Stripes (each = Purple

Dan Daly - Medal of Honor 1900, 1915, nominated 1918 but awarded Navy
Cross**, Army Distinguished Service Cross***, French Medaille
Militaire, and offered commission (declined) instead; 2 Letters of
Commendation & 2 Wound Stripes (WW2 equiv. = 2 awards each of Silver
Star**** and Purple Heart)

Lewis "Chesty" Puller - Nominated for Medal of Honor 1942 but awarded
Navy Cross instead; Navy Cross** 1930, 1932, 1942, 1944, 1950 (also
received Army Distinguished Service Cross*** 1950), Silver Star****,
Bronze Star twice, Purple Heart

* Before 1916, officers received the Brevet Medal instead of the Medal
of Honor.
** Navy Cross is immediately below Medal of Honor/Brevet Medal in
*** Army Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to Navy Cross, but
USN/USMC places immediately below in precedence.
**** Silver Star is immediately below Navy Cross/DSC in precedence.


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