11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia
Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross

1966-1972

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Who's eligible? People in or working with the armed forces during battle.

Achievement: This medal is the second highest honor for valor or bravery. The act of courage must be performed during a military mission and must include the risk of life so unusual that it sets one apart from one's peers, or equals.

A total of 29 Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded to 11th ACR troopers during the 5 1/2 years in Vietnam. Just click on the name for citation.

NAME RANK UNIT AWARD DATE OF ACTION   APPROVAL
AUTHORITY
GENERAL ORDER APPROVAL DATE
BAHNSEN, JOHN C MAJ AIR CAV TRP DSC 23 Jan 1969   USARV 1096 31 Mar 1969
BAILEY, OTIS J PFC I TRP, 3/11 DSC 24 Nov 1968   USARV 685 26 Feb 1969
BIGGIN, DONALD M JR PSG L TRP, 3/11 DSC 18 Mar 1969   USARV 3077 12 Aug 1969
CARRIZALES, DANIEL A SSG G TRP, 2/11 DSC 7 Jun 1969   USARV 4037 31 Oct 1969
CIZMADIA, JOSEPH CPT F TRP, 2/11 DSC 22 Aug 1968   USARV 506 13 Feb 1969
DACEY, BERTRAND JAHN CPT AIR CAV TRP DSC * 27 Apr 1969   USARV 2674 17 Jul 1969
FACTORA, DOUGLAS GEORGE SGT C TRP, 1/11 DSC * 13 May 1968   USARV 4092 23 Aug 1968
GEORGE, ROBERT A 1LT G TRP, 2/11 DSC 24 Apr 1971   USARV 2264-411 29 Jun 1971
HAYS, JOHN HULSEY CPT B TRP, 1/11 DSC * 8 Nov 1968   USARV 5896 30 Dec 1968
HOUTHOOFD, CHARLES SP4 D CO, 1/11 DSC 18 Jul 1968   USARV 4772 14 Oct 1968
HUDSON, CLAUDE K CPT G TRP, 2/11 DSC 7 Jun 1969   USARV 4344  6 Dec 1969
KELLY, DONALD W PSG B TRP, 1/11 DSC 19 Apr 1969   USARV 3491 13 Sep 1969
KELTNER, NEIL L 1LT C TRP, 1/11 DSC 21 Nov 1966   USARV 7008 23 Dec 1966
KOPSOLIAS, LESTER PFC A TRP, 1/11 DSC 18 Jul 1968   USARV 5028 29 Oct 1968
MARSHALL, CARL B CPT AIR CAV TRP DSC 20 Jan 1970   DA 5  2 Jan 1971
MCAFEE, JERRY D SP4 F TRP, 2/11 DSC 28-29 Feb 1968   USARV 3420 17 Jul 1968
MCENERY, JOHN W LTC HHT, 3/11 DSC 20 Mar 1969   USARV 2946 4 Aug 1969
NEDOLAST, DANIEL A SP4 HHT, 2/11 DSC 15 Apr 1969   USARV 2947 4 Aug 1969
PATTON, GEORGE S COL HHT REGT DSC 5 Sep 1968   USARV 5468 27 Nov 1968
PATTON, GEORGE S COL HHT REGT DSC (1OLC) 24 Sep 1968   USARV 839 9 Mar 1969
PIERCE, BERNARD LAWRENCE 1LT I TRP, 3/11 DSC * 19 Jun 1969   USARV 4281 1 Dec 1969
PITTMAN, HOMER L JR SSG K TRP, 3/11 DSC 21 May 1967   USARV 4489 2 Sep 1967
PONGRATZ, RONALD EUGENE SP4 A TRP, 1/11 DSC * 13 & 18 Apr 1969   USARV 4052 3 Nov 1969
ROBISON, DONALD ROBERT CPT M CO, 3/11 DSC * 12 Mar 1968   USARV 2865 15 Jun 1968
RODRIQUEZ, FRANCISCO SSG D CO, 1/11 DSC 18 Apr 1969   USARV 4383 6 Dec 1969
SARACINO, FRANK DE PAUL JR SGT AIR CAV TRP DSC * 20 Mar 1969   USARV 1724 14 May 1969
SMITH, PATRICK R SGT L TRP, 3/11 DSC 11 Jan 1968   USARV 3117 29 Jun 1968
THOMAS, JOE MINOR SP4 G Trp, 2/11 DSC * 24 Sep 1967   USARV 6017 21 Nov 1967
THURMAN, JERRY W CPT HHT, 2/11 DSC 30 Dec 1968   USARV 1857 23 May 1969
                 
DSC - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS              
OLC - OAK LEAF CLUSTER              
* - POSTHUMOUS AWARD