THE VALOROUS UNIT AWARD

FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM

IS AWARDED TO THE

3D BRIGADE

1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE)

AND ITS ASSIGNED AND ATTACHED UNITS

INCLUDING

2D BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY

 

 

The 3D BRIGADE, 1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) and its assigned and attached units distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations in the Que Son Valley and the coastal plain of Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam, during the period 1 October 1967 through 31 October 1967. Penetrating into an area which the enemy had previously operated unchallenged, the officers and men of the brigade established three major landing zones within the timespan of a single week and initiated extensive operations against the hostile forces. Although encountering heavy resistance from a resourceful and determined foe, the skytroopers manifested aggressiveness and fierce courage in carrying the fight to the enemy. With unrelenting tenacity, professional competence and exacting teamwork, the members of the various elements of the 3D BRIGADE, 1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy during numerous bitter engagements and placed them entirely on the defensive. Despite the adverse terrain and continued resistance, the personnel of the command effectively sustained a massive coordinated push against secured enemy positions and fortifications and devastated the hostile forces, rendering destruction to all sizeable units and driving them from the area. Through their exceptional bravery, determination and dedication to mission accomplishment, they contributed immeasurably to the Free World effort against communist aggression in the Republic of Vietnam. The extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 3D BRIGADE, 1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves and the Armed Forces of the United States.

 

 

 

 

General Orders Number 114

Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam

15 January 1970

 

 

Confirmed by:

General Orders No. 39

Headquarters, Department of the Army

20 July 1970

 

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