030424-N-0000X-001 Washington Navy Yard (Apr. 24, 2003) -- The 1917 Ð 1918 Medal of Honor design, commonly called the ÒTiffany CrossÓ was first introduced by the Navy in 1919 to honor non-combatant heroism. The name ÒTiffany CrossÓ comes from the medal being originally designed by the famous jewelers Tiffany and Company of New York. This particular style of cross was not a popular award and was abolished in 1942. The Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard has recently acquired the ÒTiffany CrossÓ Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to U.S. Navy dentist Lt.j.g. Weedon E. Osborne for heroism during
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