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  Presidential Unit Citation (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Presidential Unit Citation is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).
The Army citation was established as the Distinguished Unit Citation on 26 February 1942, and received its present name on 3 November 1966.
The Navy citation is the unit equivalent of a Navy Cross and was established on 6 February 1942.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presidential_Unit_Citation_(US)   (467 words)

  
 UNIT AWARDS
Currently, the only unit award whose individual emblem is approved for wear on a CF uniform is the United States Distinguished Unit Citation, a battle-honour equivalent, which was awarded to the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry for their action at Kapyong Korea on 24-25 Apr 51.
The United States Distinguished Unit Citation is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the USA and its allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 Dec 41.
A member who was serving on the strength of a unit or permanently attached as on war establishment on the date of the action for which the Distinguished Unit Citation was awarded, shall wear the uniform emblem permanently, whether serving with the unit or with some other unit or component of the CF.
www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca /admfincs/subjects/cfao/018-07_e.asp   (561 words)

  
 Special Operations.Com
Criteria: The Presidential Unit Citation is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and co-belligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or after 7 December 1941.
Components: The components of the Presidential Unit Citation are the emblem awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag/guidon.
The emblem is worn by all members of a cited organization and is considered an individual decoration for persons in connection with the cited acts and may be worn whether or not they continue as members of the organization.
www.specialoperations.com /MACVSOG/PUC.htm   (842 words)

  
 Presidential Unit Citation & other Unit awards
The components of the Presidential Unit Citation are the emblem awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag or guidon.
The current components of the Meritorious Unit Commendation are the emblems awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag or guidon.
The award may be made to any unit of the US Navy or US Marine Corps which has distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action against the enemy or to any unit which has distinguished itself by extremely meritorious service not involving combat, but in support of military operations.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/puc-muc.htm   (2787 words)

  
 Presidential Unit Citation
The Presidential Unit Citation emblem worn to represent award of the Presidential Unit Citation is 1 7/16 inches wide and 9/16 inch in height.
The Presidential Unit Citation is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and co-belligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or after 7 December 1941.
The components of the Presidential Unit Citation are the emblem awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag/guidon.
www.pbyrescue.com /Ribbons/puc.htm   (466 words)

  
 VALOROUS UNIT AWARD
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not sufficiently to justify the award of the Presidential Unit Citation).
It may also be awarded to a unit that distinguishes itself by extremely meritorious service not involving combat (but in support of military operations), which renders that unit outstanding when compared to other units performing similar service.
This award may be conferred upon units of the other branches of the Armed Forces of the United States, as well as to the armed forces of foreign nations serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, provided they meet the standards established for Navy and Marine Corps units.
www.ranger25.com /vua.htm   (2706 words)

  
 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It is conferred on units of the armed forces of the United States and of cobelligerent nations, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after Dec. 7, 1941.
An individual assigned or permanently attached to, and also present for duty with, a unit in the action for which the Presidential Unit Citation is awarded may wear the emblem as a permanent part of their uniform.
For subsequent awards of the Presidential Unit Citation, the individual is authorized to wear a bronze oak-leaf cluster on the ribbon.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /AwardsNet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Graphics&Decoration=PUC   (261 words)

  
 100th ID - Distinguished Unit Citation
Awarded in the name of the President of the United States (and later redesignated the “Presidential Unit Citation”), this award was created during WWII to recognize units for a collective display of extraordinary heroism.
The Distinguished Unit Emblem may be worn by all soldiers who were assigned, or permanently attached and present for duty as members of the unit in the action for which it was cited.
As evidence of the award, the unit displays a dark blue streamer, with the name of the action embroidered in white, with its colors or guidon.
www.100thww2.org /honrol/duc.html   (167 words)

  
 Joint Meritorious Unit Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Description: The Joint Meritorious Unit Award emblem worn by Army personnel to represent award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award is 1 7/16 inches wide and 9/16 inch in height.
Criteria: The Joint Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to Joint Activities of the Armed Forces of the United States which have subsequent to January 23, 1979 distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service in pursuit of joint military missions of great significance.
Component: The current components of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award are the emblem awarded to members of the unit and the streamer for display on the unit flag/guidon.
www.military.com /ResourcesSubmittedFiles/insignia_army_awards_joint_meritorious_details.htm   (258 words)

  
 Army Valorous Unit Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The emblem consists of a 1/16 inch wide Gold frame with laurel leaves which encloses a ribbon of the pattern of the Silver Star Medal ribbon centered on a Red ribbon.
Nevertheless, the unit must have performed with marked distinction under difficult and hazardous conditions in accomplishing its mission so as to set it apart from the other units participating in the same conflict.
The recommendation was disapproved by the DCSPER and in a memorandum to the CSA, dated 7 January 1966, the DCSPER recommended a Valorous Unit Award be adopted to signify unit gallantry in combat to a degree equivalent to that required for award of a Silver Star to an individual.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /vua.shtml   (624 words)

  
 Meritorious Unit Commendation Display Recognition
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operations against an armed enemy on or after January 1, 1944.
Members of units that received the Plaque were entitled to wear on their right sleeve a two inch square of olive drab cloth on which appeared a golden yellow laurel wreath one and five-eighths inches in diameter.
Criteria: The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during the period of military operations against an armed enemy occurring on or after 1 January 1944.
www.amervets.com /replacement/muc.htm   (1852 words)

  
 Cisco.com Networkers: General Session Keynote Speakers
Prior to Bristol-Myers Squibb he served as Director, Telecommunications for United Parcel Service where he helped lead the IT team that was instrumental in transforming UPS from an industrial engineered organization into an industry recognized leader in the business exploitation of integrated network technologies.
John is recognized as a team leader with a proven track record and an ability to adapt to diverse corporate cultures and work across geographies in multiple industries that have strategically relied on and leveraged information technology.
In 1976, he was awarded a special peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor by the Congress of the United States; and, in May 1985, General Yeager was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan.
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 The My Hero Project - Audie Murphy
After helping mop up the last of the Axis resistance, he and his unit were sent to participate in the Invasion of Sicily.
Next was the Invasion of Italy, where Audie distinguished himself as an effective soldier by fighting his way out of an ambush.
George Washington was the first President of the United States.
myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=AudieMurphy_fredericksburg_academy_03_ul   (1503 words)

  
 Vietnam Security Police Association (USAF), United States Air Force Medals: Presidential Unit Citation (Air Force and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Award: The Citation is conferred on units of the armed forces of the United States and of cobelligerent nations, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after Dec. 7, 1941.
The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign.
Design: The Army and Air Force Presidential Unit Citation is a dark blue ribbon, 1 3/8 inches wide and 3/8 of an ich high, set in a decorative gold metal frame sumulating a laurel wreath.
www.vspa.com /usaf-medals-puc_afa.htm   (341 words)

  
 Great Soldiers Building An Army - Names, Memorials, Awards, Values and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
He was commissioned in Infantry and commanded a unit in the Pacific until captured during the fall of Bataan in 1942.
Returning to the United States in 1944, General Cairns was assigned to the Operations Division, War Department General Staff, and later to the Staff and Faculty, U.S. Armored School, and Headquarters, First U.S. Army.
Upon returning to base and learning that the unit was heavily engaged throughout its perimeter, he volunteered to fly another load of ammunition into the landing zone.
www-rucker.army.mil /50th/greatsoldiers.html   (15212 words)

  
 History
And plans were revealed in June for activation and training of a number of ground units at the field.
His decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart, both awarded posthumously, the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze Service Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem, Aviation Badge "Pilot" and the Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar.
The unit, with 18 C-119 "Flying Boxcars" was initially transferred to Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, Ohio.
www.bakalar.org /interest.htm   (789 words)

  
 Maj. Gen. Cuthbert A. 'Bill' Pattillo - Pilot
They helped organize the original United States Air Force Aerial Demonstration Team, the "Thunderbirds" (Thunderbirds are featured in "Teamwork at its Finest").
On September 1, 1972, he was promoted to Major General and assigned to the Headquarters, United States Air Force, as Director of Operations for the USAF.
He was assigned to the United States Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, as Director of Plans and Policy (J-5), in July, 1977.
www.highironillustrations.com /rogues/bill_patillo.html   (656 words)

  
 HD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
He returned to the United States in November 1924, and was stationed at Brown Field, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia, where he remained until August 1925, when he joined the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida, as an instructor.
Upon return to the United States in September 1931 he was assigned as a student at the Engineering Course, Army Air Corps Technical Schools, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois.
He was ordered back to the United States in April 1945, and in the following months assumed duties as Commanding General of the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, with additional duty as Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases.
hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil /HD/Historical/Whos_Who/Cushman_JT.htm   (585 words)

  
 Blue Devils-History of the 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils
A dangerous enemy penetration between the 351st Infantry Regiment and another hard-pressed infantry regiment on the right was averted by the heroic determination, self-sacrifice, and unfailing devotion to duty of the officers and men of the 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment.
The first Division unit into the line was 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry, which relieved elements of the Texas Division’s 141st Infantry Regiment near Cervaro on 27 February.
For its part in the brutal fighting on Mt. Battaglia, the 2nd Battalion, 350th Infantry was later awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation, and for his gallantry and intrepidity—at the cost of his life—Captain Robert Roeder, CO of Company G, was awarded the Medal of Honor.
www.mtmestas.com /Military/88th_InfDiv   (4121 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
(The wavy line in the middle of the wing's emblem represents the Rio Grande River and the 1 st Aero Squadron's operations in 1916).
The unit won another DUE the following month for mining the Shimonoseki Straits and the waters around Honshu and Kyushu blocking Inland Sea traffic and isolating important Japanese ports.
In 2001, the historic 12 th Reconnaissance Squadron joined the wing as the parent unit for the RQ-4 GLOBAL HAWK.
www.beale.af.mil /history/9RW.asp   (938 words)

  
 Biographies : BRIGADIER GENERAL LESLIE J. WESTBERG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
He served at Hahn Air Base, Germany, from September 1963 to June 1965 and flew F-100 aircraft with the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing as deputy commander for operations and later vice commander.
His military decorations and awards include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Emblem, Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon.
He was promoted to the grade of brigadier general on Sept. 1, 1969, with date of rank May 27, 1969.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=7557   (543 words)

  
 HyperWar: USMC Monograph--Saipan: The Beginning of the End   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
At dawn on 7 July, this unit was subjected to one of the greatest Japanese mass attacks attempted in the Pacific Theater.
These units, faced with a dwindling supply of ammunition, water, and medical supplies, fought off incessant enemy attacks throughout the day.
Through the courage, tenacity, and endurance displayed by all ranks, this unit and its attachment, suffered severe casualties, repulsed the powerful assault launched by a numerically superior enemy and contributed materially to the defeat and destruction of the Japanese forces at Saipan.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USMC/USMC-M-Saipan/USMC-M-Saipan-XI.html   (297 words)

  
 Real African American Heroes
He was responsible for surveillance and air defense of North American airspace and for providing warning and assessment of hostile attack on the continent from bombers or missiles.
He next completed fighter pilot combat training at Selfridge Field, Michigan and was assigned to various units in the United States for the next six years.
General James returned to the United States and in July 1951 went to Otis AFB, Massachusetts as an all-weather jet fighter pilot with the 58th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (FIS) and later became operations officer.
www.raahistory.com /military/airforce/james.htm   (1166 words)

  
 Presidential Unit / Distinguished Unit Citation Display Recognition
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or after December 7, 1941.
Military personnel All personnel permanently assigned or attached to the cited unit who were actually present and participated in the action or actions for which the unit was cited are authorized to wear the ribbon permanently.
Such citations may also be issued to units of armed forces of cobelligerent nations, serving with the armed forces of the United States for outstanding performance in action on or after December 7, 1941; provided that such units shall meet the standards established for the armed forces of the United States.
www.amervets.com /replacement/puc.htm   (1455 words)

  
 USO Canteen FReeper Style....Audie Murphy Day....June 20,2002
Half the unit was pinned down, the other half was being decimated by enemy fire.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, The Legion of Merit, The Purple Heart, the Silver Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster, as well as numerous Campaign Medals.
He publicly called for United States government to give more consideration and study to the emotional impact war has on veterans and to extend health care benefits to address PTSD and other mental health problems of returning war vets.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/703033/posts   (5131 words)

  
 .US ARMY Unit Awards.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The PUC is awarded to units of the United States Armed Forces and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occuring on or after 07 DEC 1941.
It may be worn temporarily by those persons serving in the unit subsequent to the cited period.
Criteria are the same as those for the Presidential Unit Citation except that the degree of valor required is that which would merit award of the Silver Star to an individual.
www2.powercom.net /~rokats/cits.html   (574 words)

  
 Maj. Gen. Lee V. Gossick (USAF retired) - 1991 AEDC Fellow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
He returned to the United States and was assigned to a fighter training unit at Sarasota, Fla. In September 1945 he was transferred to Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Field, Va.
His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem.
In April 1967 he was the recipient of the Arnold Air Society's General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Trophy "for outstanding scientific contributions to aerospace development in the field of science." He was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in October 1970.
www.arnold.af.mil /aedc/bios/gossick.htm   (533 words)

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