Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is a military decoration of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps which was first created in 1919. The medal is presented to recognize distinguished and exceptionally meritorious service to the United States while serving in a duty or position of great responsibility. The award is the Navy and Marine Corps equivalent to the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, and the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal. The Navy Distinguished Service Medal was originally senior to the Navy Cross, until August 1942 when the precedence of the two decorations was reversed. Currently, it is worn after the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and before the Silver Star Medal.
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award received: Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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Jim Lovell cover

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Jim Lovell

American astronaut

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William Sowden Sims cover

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William Sowden Sims

United States admiral

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Edward Ellsberg cover

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Edward Ellsberg

writer and United States Navy admiral

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