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dis·tin·guished ser·vice cross

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  1. Distinguished Service Crossnoun

    a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy

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  1. Distinguished Service Cross

    The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but do not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy Cross and the Air Force Cross. The Distinguished Service Cross was first awarded during World War I. In addition, a number of awards were made for actions before World War I. In many cases, these were to soldiers who had received a Certificate of Merit for gallantry which, at the time, was the only other honor for gallantry the Army could award, or recommend a Medal of Honor. Others were belated recognition of actions in the Philippines, on the Mexican Border and during the Boxer Rebellion. The Distinguished Service Cross is distinct from the Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to persons in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinguished service cross in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinguished service cross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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