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Combat Action Ribbon Navy Unit 
Commendation w/2 stars

Navy Meritorious Unit w/2 stars

National Defense Ribbon Viet Nam Campaign Medal w/4 stars
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Vietnamese Civil Action Ribbon w/Palm Vietnamese Service Medal

ANDY'S
COMMENDATIONS


THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION TO:

UNITED STATES NAVY COASTAL SURVEILLANCE FORCE
(TASK FORCE 115)

for service as set forth under the following

CITATION

For exceptionally meritorious service from 1 January 1967 to 31 March 1968 in connection with the interdiction of enemy forces and supplies into  The Republic of Vietnam .  Maintaining a close vigil over 1200 miles of coastline and more than 50,000 licensed watercraft, United States Navy Coastal Surveillance Force (Task Force 115) created one of the most effective coastal barriers in naval history.  Although constantly subjected to enemy fire, the task force successfully fulfilled its missions in support of   the counterinsurgency effort in Vietnam.  Nine large-scale enemy attempts to infiltrate arms, ammunition, and supplies were interdicted and defeated by Task Force 115 and vast quantities of insurgent war materials were destroyed or captured.  In addition to conducting almost daily naval gunfire support missions which inflicted extensive damage and destruction upon the enemy, task force units completed over seventy search and rescue missions; carried out hundreds of psychological missions and medical civic action programs; and medically evacuated numerous injured or wounded civilian and military personnel. One particularly significant mission under taken by Task Force 115 was the training of Vietnamese Navy personnel, which resulted in greatly improved morale and professional abilities within the Vietnamese Navy. The task force also developed a multifaceted operation, without precedent in modern naval annals, to counter enemy insurgency.  The outstanding professionalism, courage, and dedication displayed by the officers and men of the Coastal Surveillance Force reflected great credit upon themselves and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


                                                                /s/ John H. Chafee
                                                                     Secretary of the Navy 

 

Navy Unit Commendation
Wtih 2 Stars

17 Dec 67 to 31 Dec 67
14 Feb 68 to 06 Mar 68
14 Mar 68 to 31 Mar 68

Encl 4 to Comdtinst M1650.25B


Navy Meritorious Commendation
With 2 Stars

17 Dec 67 to 31 Dec 67
14 Feb 68 to 06 Mar 68
14 Mar 68 to 31 Mar 68

Encl 6 to Comdtinst M1650.25B

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