US Army Distinguished Service Cross
Full size medal - Unmounted with 15cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
The Distinguished Service Cross is the United States Army's (and formerly the United States Air Force's) second highest military award 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 which do not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy and Marine Corps' Navy Cross, the Air Force and Space Force's Air Force Cross, and the Coast Guard Cross.