Unit Awards

Ribbons


The following awards were earned by the Rattlers and Firebirds during our service in Vietnam. The citations for each of the awards is available in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking on the Department of the Army General Order number, DAGO 43, 66 for example.


All Units

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm

Company A/501st Aviation Battalion

Presidential Unit Citation
Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm


71st Aviation Company

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy)
Presidential Unit Citation (Navy)

Valorous Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award
(3 times)

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
(5 times)


151st Transportation Detachment

Presidential Unit Citation
Presidential Unit Citation

Valorous Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award
(3 times)

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
(4 times)

Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class


94th Signal Detachment

Presidential Unit Citation
Presidential Unit Citation

Valorous Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award
(2 times)

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm
(2 times)


Campaign Participation Credit

An organization is given campaign participation credit if it actually engaged the enemy in combat, was stationed in the combat zone, or performed duties either in the air or on the ground in any part of the combat zone during the time limitations of the campaign. Service stars are worn on the service and campaign medals to denote participation in campaigns. The following are lists of campaigns for the Vietnam.

Vietnam Service Medal


SOURCE:
Department of the Army Pamphlet 672-3
Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register
Dated: 29 January 1988

Note: DAGO means Department of the Army General Orders and is the authority under which the award was authorized. For example DAGO 43, 66 is Department of the Army General Orders number 43 issued in 1966.


Note About Foreign Awards

The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm and the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class were awarded by the government of South Vietnam. As such, the medals and ribbons cannot be re-issued by the Army. If you didn't recieve them and want to obtain them, you must purchase them yourself. These awards are available from our own Bill Di Dio's (EM 68-69) company LZ Nam.

Note About DAGO 8, 74

DAGO 8, 74 was issued on 19 March, 1974. If your DD-214 was issued prior to that date, it may not reflect your elegibility for the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. If you would like to get the records corrected, amended discharge papers (DD-215) can be issued. Use the Standard Form 180 - Request Pertaining to Military Records to obtain the necessary documentation. You can also submit a request on line at eVetRecs.