THE VALOROUS UNIT AWARD

(SECOND OAK LEAF CLUSTER)

FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM

IS AWARDED TO THE

2D BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY,

1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE)

AND ITS ATTACHED UNITS

A BATTERY, 1ST BATTALION, 30TH ARTILLERY

C BATTERY, 1ST BATTALION, 77TH ARTILLERY

1ST PLATOON, A COMPANY, 8TH ENGINEER BATTALION

TEAM 1, 11TH PATHFINDER PLATOON, 11TH AVIATION GROUP

 

 

The 2D BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) and its attached units distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force from 7 March 1969 to 11 March 1969 in the defense of Landing Zone Grant, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. During this period, the officers and enlisted men of these units individually, collectively, at all levels of command, and without exception, performed their mission with great valor, honor, distinction and a professionalism far beyond that ordinarily expected from men in sustained combat. Suffering 67 casualties, including 10 mortally wounded, one of which was the battalion commander, the battalion continued to inflict heavy casualties on the enemy, who proved to be extremely well-equipped and determined. Repulsing massive ground, mortar and rocket attacks on three different occasions at Landing Zone Grant, the 2D BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY and its attached units acted as a blocking force between the Cambodian border and the capital city of Saigon. The extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 2D BATTALION, 12TH CAVALRY and its attached units are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon themselves, their units, and the Armed Forces of the United States.

 

 

 

 

General Orders Number 3563

Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam

27 December 1971

 

 

Confirmed by:

General Orders No. 5

Headquarters, Department of the Army

5 February 1973

 

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