ARMY AWARDS

Army Pamphlet 672-3
Decorations, Awards, and Honors
Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register
29 January 1988
Unclassified   PIN: 023543-000

 

Valorous Unit Award-

Presidential Unit Citation-

Meritorious Unit Commendation

RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm

RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal

(N)PUC--Navy Presidential Unit Citation


503d Infantry                                                                                     | 
1st Battalion                                                                                    
Presidential Unit Citation--8 Nov 65, DAGO 40, 66; 6- 23 Nov 67 DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO 42, 69 |  
Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                  
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73  
   
2d Battalion                                                                                      
Presidential Unit Citation--16 Mar 66, DAGO 40, 67; 6- 23 Nov 67, DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO   42, 69                                                                                       
Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                  
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73                           
Others: (A) Vicinity of Katum, RVN (Abn), 0900-0907 hrs, inclusive, 22 Feb 67, DAGO 18, 79,  amended DAGO 48, 71   Remarks: Eligible personnel will show evidence of participation                
                                                                                     
Forward Air Controllers                                                                           
Presidential Unit Citation--16 Mar 66, DAGO 40, 67 
                                           
Vietnamese Interpreters                                                                           
Presidential Unit Citation--16 Mar 66, DAGO 40, 67                                
 
3d Battalion                                                                                      
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--22 Oct 67-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 72, DAGO 5, 73         
  
4th Battalion                                                                                     
Presidential Unit Citation--6-23 Nov 67, DAGO 2, 82, amended DAGO 5, 79, which amended DAGO  42, 69                                                                                       
Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                  
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73                           
Others: (N) PUC--7 Oct-4 Dec 66 DAGO 32, 73       
    
17th Cavalry
Troop E                         
Valorous Unit Award--5-25 Jan 67, DAGO 17, 68                                                
Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71      
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73      
                       
75th Infantry         
Company N    
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--1 Feb 69-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal
    
 
16th Armor Company D                                                                              | 
Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                | 
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--5 May 65-24 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71    
     
 

Headquarters & Headquarters Company 173d Airborne Brigade

Presidential Unit Citation--6-23 Nov 67 DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO 42, 69                     

Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                

RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                 

RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73                          

Elements of HHC, 173d Abn Bde                                          

Others: (A) Vicinity of Katum, RVN (Abn), 0900-0907 Hrs, inclusive, 22 Feb 67 DAGO 18, 79 amended DAGO 48, 71                                                                         

Remarks: Eligible personnel must provide evidence of participation in Assault Landing.    

            

Special Troops Battalion                                                          

RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                 

RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73                          

   

 

173d Aviation Company                                             

Valorous Unit Award--4-20 Nov 66, DAGO 17, 68; 8 Feb-24 Mar 71, DAGO 24, 75                  Meritorious Unit Commendation--1 Jan-31 Dec 67, DAGO 48, 68                                  RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--1 Mar 66-26 Mar 67, DAGO 22, 68; 27 Mar 67-17 Mar 68, DAGO 46, 69, amended DAGO 21, 69; 8 Feb-8 Apr 71, DAGO 5, 73 

RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--1 May 69-15 May 70, DAGO 55, 71; 1 Jan-31 Dec 71, DAGO 32, 73    

             

 

319th Artillery     
3d Battalion  
Presidential Unit Citation--6-23 Nov 67, DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO 42, 69 
Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68  
Army Superior Unit Award--20 Aug 83-1 Dec 83, DAGO 9, 87  
RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 43, 72 amended DAGO 51, 71 
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73     

                      
Elements of Headquarters & Service Battery, 3d Battalion  
Others: (A) Vicinity of Katum, RVN(Abn), 0900-0907 hrs. inclusive, 22 Feb 67 DAGO 18, 79 
amended DAGO 48, 71    
Remarks: Eligible personnel must provide evidence of participation in Assault Landing        
 
 
Battery A  
Others: (A) Vicinity of Katum, RVN(Abn), 0900-0907 hrs, inclusive 22 Feb 67 DAGO 18, 79  
amended DAGO 48, 71   
Artillery Liaison Officers and Forward Observers from Battery A                                   Presidential Unit Citation--16 Mar 66, DAGO 40, 67                                           Remarks: Eligible personnel must provide evidence of participation.  
 
 
Battery B   
Others: (N) PUC--7 Oct-4 Dec 66 DAGO 32, 73                                                  

                                                                

Elements of 173d Engineer Company   

Others: (A) Vicinity of Katum, RVN (Abn), 0900-0907 hrs, inclusive, 22 Feb 67 DAGO 18, 79    amended DAGO 48, 71  

Remarks: Eligible personnel must provide evidence of participation in Assault Landing.

 

 

173d Engineer Company 

Presidential Unit Citation--6-23 Nov 67 DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO 42, 69                      Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68                                RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                  RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73                          

Composite Squad  

Presidential Unit Citation--8 Nov 65, DAGO 40, 66 

2d Platoon 

Presidential Unit Citation--16 Mar 66, DAGO 40, 67   

 

                                       

173d Engineer Platoon  

Others: (N) PUC--7 Oct-4 Dec 66, DAGO 32, 73  

 

173d Infantry Detachment  

Others: (N) PUC--7 Oct-4 Dec 66 DAGO 5, 79 amended DAGO 32, 73                              

 

173d Military Intelligence Detachment 

Others: (N) PUC--7 Oct-4 Dec 66 DAGO 32, 73                                                 

 

173d Quartermaster Company 

Meritorious Unit Commendation--12 Sep 68-12 Apr 69, DAGO 39, 70                             

 

173d Support Battalion  

Presidential Unit Citation--6-23 Nov 67, DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO 42, 69                     Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 48, 68; 1 Jun-31 Dec 69, DAGO 48, 71

RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm--5 May 65-26 Sep 70, DAGO 51, 71                                  RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC--15 Apr 69-16 Mar 71, DAGO 5, 73 Company A               Meritorious Unit Commendation--5 May 65-4 May 67, DAGO 5, 79, amended DAGO 48, 68           

 

 

Elements of Company A, 173d Support Battalion               

Others: (A) Vicinity of Katum, RVN (Abn), 0900-0907 hrs, inclusive, 22 Feb 67 DAGO 18, 79    amended DAGO 48, 71                                                                         

Remarks: Eligible personnel must provide evidence of participation in Assault Landing. 

 

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Abbreviations are used in this pamphlet:  

DAGO--Department of the Army General Orders.

A--Assault Landing.

(N)PUC--Navy Presidential Unit Citation


Miscellaneous information

Not more than one Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Unit Citation will be worn by any individual. This precludes wear of the Vietnamese Fourragere which represents additional unit awards of the RVN Gallantry Cross. Although wear of multiple awards of this unit citation badge is not authorized, official military personnel and historical records will indicate all awards received. In those instances, however, where a single unit received duplicate Vietnamese unit awards during the same period only one will be recorded in official military personnel and historical records. As an illustration, Battery D, 5th Battalion, 2d Artillery, was awarded the RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm during the following periods: 1 September 1968 to 15 March 1969 and 1 September 1968 to 30 September 1970. Members of this unit, who were assigned during either of these two periods, are eligible for only one award.

Department of the Army General Orders (DAGO) 8, 1974, announced award of the RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm for service in Vietnam to the following units:

(1) Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command and its subordinate units during the period 8 February 1962 to 28 March 1973.

(2) Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam and its subordinate units during the period 20 July 1965 to 28 March 1973.

Based upon the above, every Sky Soldier has at least one RVN Gallantry Cross


1.7 Assault landing credits

a. DAGO 48, 1971, as amended by DAGO 8, 1979 announced award of assault landing credits to participating units in an airborne assault  in the vicinity of Katum, Republic of Vietnam, between the hours of 0900 and 0907, inclusive 22 February 1967. The arrowhead is authorized for wear on the Vietnam Service Medal for this assault landing in Vietnam.

Arrowhead

 

Arrowhead

 

Arrowhead. The arrowhead is a bronze replica of an Indian arrowhead 1/4 inch (.64cm) high. It denotes participation in a combat parachute jump, helicopter assault landing, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing, while assigned or attached as a member of an organized force carrying out an assigned tactical mission. A soldier must actually exit the aircraft or watercraft to receive assault credit. Individual assault credit is tied directly to the combat assault credit decision for the unit to which the soldier is attached or assigned at the time of the assault. Should a unit be denied assault, no assault credit will accrue to the individual soldiers of the unit. It is worn on the service and suspension ribbons of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Armed Force Expeditionary Medal. Only one arrowhead will be worn on any ribbon.


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