JAMES D CRUSE
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HONORED ON PANEL 57W, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

JAMES DALE CRUSE

WALL NAME

JAMES D CRUSE

PANEL / LINE

57W/24

DATE OF BIRTH

09/28/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PADUCAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

McCracken County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES DALE CRUSE
POSTED ON 1.1.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Navy Cross citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow marines. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.23.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Greater Love Hath No Man...

Semper Fi, Doc...you did good.
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POSTED ON 9.24.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Semper Fi, Doc.
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POSTED ON 3.6.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear HN James Cruse,
Thank you for your service as a Hospitalman with the 3rd Marine Division. Thank you for the lives you saved. Semper Fi. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri

Navy Cross Citation

James Dale Cruse
Date of birth: 28-Sep-45
Date of death: June 15, 1968
Home of record: Paducah Kentucky
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Hospitalman James Dale Cruse (NSN: 1392506), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on 15 June 1968 while serving as a Corpsman with Company M, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with operations against enemy aggressor forces in the Republic of Vietnam. Hospitalman Cruse's platoon was conducting a search and destroy operation near the Khe Sanh Combat base when the platoon suddenly came under intense automatic-weapons fire from a large North Vietnamese Army Force. During the initial moments of the fire fight, lead elements of the platoon were pinned down in an open area, and the two point men were seriously wounded. Disregarding his own safety, Hospitalman Cruse unhesitatingly advanced from his position of relative safety and maneuvered across the fire-swept terrain to assist his injured comrades. Upon reaching the first casualty, he efficiently rendered medical aid and spoke words of comfort and encouragement before moving forward to the other Marine casualty who lay exposed to enemy fire. While treating and comforting the second wounded Marine, Hospitalman Cruse was himself mortally wounded. By his courage, bold initiative, and selfless devotion to duty, he served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 15-Jun-68

Service: Navy

Rank: Hospitalman

Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company M

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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