Talk:Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
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I'm sorry for the fact the USMC was never awarded the Vietnam PUC, but one military branch not getting this award dose not constitute that this citation was not awarded throughout the Vietnam War. I have see several Army and even some AF units have this streamer on there guidon. Making the statement below false.
"Contrary to the second paragraph above, the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation WAS NOT awarded throughout the Vietnam War. The following is from the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual (SECNAVINST 1650.1H)
Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation:
a. Authorization. Awarded by the President of the Republic of Vietnam, and approved by SECNAV for wear by eligible U.S. Navy personnel; no Marine Corps personnel are eligible for this award.
b. Eligibility Requirements. Authorized for wear by personnel who served with certain units cited by the President of the Republic of Vietnam for humanitarian assistance during August and September 1954 in the evacuation of civilians from North and Central Vietnam. A list of eligible units is maintained by CNO." EHDI5YS 22:20, 1 September 2008 (UTC)