Navy Cross : 52 Years After

16-Apr.-2019. Former Marine and Vietnam Veteran L/Cpl James Stogan received the Navy Cross for heroic action in Apr 1967 while serving with Charlie 1/9 as part of machine gun team. He was originally nominated for the Medal Of Honor but there were not enough of the required witness’s available. He is credited with the rescue of his gun team leader who was captured and dragged off by 4 NVA and using only a K-Bar to fight them off. There is a lot more to this story that can be found in the citation SEMPER FI !! Harry 1371
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8 comments


  • Bill 0331

    How about we just say Marine Veteran, if you are not active duty. Bill 0331


  • Bill 0331

    Did you know the L/Cpl? Where did this take place? Bill 0331


  • Paul 0311

    WOW! First it was there are no EX-Marines only FORMER Marines and now it is We are all Marines period ? I can’t keep up. Who keeps changing this stuff? Paul 0311


  • Paul Pondish/ C-1-9

    A great Marine,an even better Man! SF


  • Buck Wilson

    There are no former MARINES, Semper Fi James


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