THE VALOROUS UNIT AWARD

FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM

IS AWARDED TO THE

1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE)

AND ITS ASSIGNED AND ATTACHED UNITS

INCLUDING

2D BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY (1OLC)

 

 

 

The 1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) and its assigned and attached units distinguished themselves through extraordinary heroism in action against North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong forces in Cambodia and Northern Military Region 3, Republic of Vietnam, during the period 1 May 1970 to 29 June 1970. Assigned the task of seizing base areas and cache depots and interdicting lines of communications occupied by the Central Office South Vietnam Command located in the Fish Hook area of Cambodia, the officers and men of the division brilliantly launched a coordinated armor, mechanized infantry, air cavalry and airmobile infantry assault deep into enemy territory. Demonstrating rare courage, versatility and aggressive determination, unit personnel engaged the enemy in fierce bunker to bunker fighting to drive him from previously untouched sanctuaries. Through their unmatched professionalism and dauntless actions the members of the 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) and its assigned and attached units effectively neutralized hostile base areas, supply depots and interdicted infiltration routes while inflicting massive casualties upon the enemy at every encounter. As a result of their valiant actions and poise under fire, division personnel contributed immeasurably to the Free World military effort in the Republic of Vietnam. The extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) and its assigned and attached units are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves, their unit, and the Armed Forces of the United States.

 

 

 

 

General Orders Number 2264-252

Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam

29 June 1971

 

 

Confirmed by:

General Orders No. 43

Headquarters, Department of the Army

29 November 1972

 

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