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Vietnam 1968

                

 
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UNIT AND INDIVIDUAL CITATIONS
The following are a representation of the total number of citations earned by this battalion. If you earned an award with 3/27, please forward a copy to one of the primary historians.


PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION

 

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATIONS

Third Battalion, 27th Marines

 

Company I, 3rd Bn., 27th Marines In Support of 7th Marine Regiment, et al.












MEDAL OF HONOR

Burke, Robert C.

http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BurkeRC01a.htm


NAVY CROSS

 

Buchanan, Richard, W.


Yordy, Charles R.



SILVER STAR

Allison, Buryl Ray

Belser, Joseph H.

Bower, Burton K.

Burton, John T.
http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BurtonJT01a.htm

Chiofolo, Vincent N.

Hazelwood, John Edward

Jackson, Marlin Winslow


Jester, Herbert A.

Neal, Hiawhahnah R.

Much, Gary W.

Sharpe, Thomas E.

Stoppa, Michael D.

Thuesen, Thomas R.

Whyte, Charles

Woodham, Tullis J.



LEGION OF MERIT

Woodham, Tullis J.


BRONZE STAR

Benavidez, Edward

Davis, Tim

Dyer, Robert A.

Jung, William C.

May, Gary E.

Prish,WilliamA.

 

Rostron, George S. Jr.

Sawyer, TerryL.

Smith, Mark F.

Swagerty, Charles M.

Thompson, Stephen

Zalipski, John M.
























NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

Dreger, Daniel J.

Fontana, Robert

Hight, G.E.

Holzhauer,Douglas

Jansen, William H. Jr.

Rigney, Terry W.

Schulz, Robert

Scott, James E.

Ward, James A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vietnam Military Merit Medal

 

Burke, Robert Charles,PFC

I/3/27/1MarDiv USMC

NAVY COMMENDATION MEDAL

Casteel, Roy

Cramm, Eddy R.

Ellison, David J.

England, Ivan E.

Hight, G.E.

Jenkins, David Craig

Pelky, Richard

Raible, Matthew H.

Spencer, Jesse

Ward, James A.

Watkins, Ray C. ____________________

The Vietnam Military Merit Medal was the highest military decoration of South Vietnam during the years of the Vietnam War. Created in 1950, the Military Merit Medal was modeled after the French Medaille Militaire, and was the Vietnamese equivalent to the United States Medal of Honor and was authorized to those soldiers who had performed extreme acts of bravery or had given their lives in armed combat with enemy forces of Vietnam.

A stipulation of the Vietnam Military Merit Medal was that it could only be bestowed upon enlisted personnel. For military officers, the National Order of Vietnam was considered an equivalent decoration.

The United States military authorized the Vietnam Military Merit Medal as a foreign decoration and permitted the medal to be worn on U.S. uniforms. A high number of bestowals, however, were made posthumously as the medal was most often awarded to United States enlisted personnel who had been killed in action fighting the forces of North Vietnam or the guerilla forces of the Viet Cong.

The Vietnam Military Merit Medal was last issued to U.S. personnel in 1973 and was discontinued after the fall of South Vietnam in 1975.

 












                                                                                                                  

                                  To seek info on your personal or unit awards, access one of the websites below.  Recommendation: first site listed. It gives direct access to personal awards requests, as well as info on how to get a reissue for your awards from the U.S. government.

http://www.homeofheroes.com/valor/replacement_medals.html

You can find NAVMC 2922, United State Marine Corps Unit Awards Manual, dated 21 April 2000, at a number of websites, including:
www.27thmarines.org/ribbons/NAVMC-2922.pdf
Below is listed the link to a new (July 2012) United States Dept. of Defense website to identify the top three awards - Medal of Honor, Navy Cross (& equivalent in other branches) and the Silver Star for all awards. It is apparently a work in progress but a good place to start to identify true recipients from those wishing to steal valor from our true heroes. http://valor.defense.gov/