Navy Cross

Navy Cross

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The Navy Cross is the highest decoration that may be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and the second highest decoration given for valor. It is normally only awarded to members of the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard, but can be awarded to all branches of United States military as well as members of foreign militaries. Authorized on February 4, 1919. Amended on 7 August 1942 to restrict this award to acts of military heroism in combat against an armed enemy of the U.S.