THE VALOROUS UNIT AWARD

FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM

IS AWARDED TO THE

2D BATTALION, 32D FIELD ARTILLERY

AND ASSIGNED AND ATTACHED UNITS

INCLUDING

Company A, 1ST BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY

Company B, 1ST BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY

Company C, 1ST BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY

Company D, 1ST BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY

 

 

The 2D BATTALION, 32D FIELD ARTILLERY and its assigned and attached units distinguished themselves through extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations during the period 23 September 1971 through 25 October 1971 in Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam. While providing heavy artillery support to the ARVN III Corps and the Tay Ninh Provincial Forces, the battalion firebases, along with deployed ARVN forces in the area of operations, were attacked by elements of three NVA divisions. Although hit by withering fire from all locations, the members of the battalion delivered accurate and devastating fire on the enemy forces despite numerous casualties suffered among themselves. The units gave unstinting support to all ARVN forces in the III Corps and in Tay Ninh Province. The selfless, heroic action of this battalion was responsible for numerous enemy casualties during the period and was the most notable and concrete example of American support to the ARVN forces in the region. The extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 2D BATTALION, 32d FIELD ARTILLERY and assigned and attached units are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon themselves, their units, and the United States Army.

 

 

 

 

General Orders No. 1484

United States Army, Vietnam

3 July 1972

 

 

 

 

Confirmed by:

General Orders No. 5

Headquarters, Department of the Army

26 April 1985

 

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