Home | Site Map | Members | Chapters | News | Reunions | In Remembrance | Veterans Tribute | Roll of Honor | Photo Library | History | Web Sites Related Links | Locate DE & Shipmate Information | Archives | About DESA | Join DESA | Contact DESA  | Directors | Ladies Auxiliary 

 
spacer.gif (837 bytes)


 

spacer.gif (837 bytes)

DE Presidential Unit Citations


The Navy Presidential Unit Citation was instituted in 1942. Awarded to Navy/Marine Corps units for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy.
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded in the name of the President of the United States to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. The unit must have displayed such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions to have set it apart and above other units participating in the same campaign. The degree of heroism required is the same as that which would be required for award of a Navy Cross to an individual.

USN Presidential Citation Ribbon

USS Frost DE 144 -Read Citation Atlantic Theatre Mar 24-May 8, 1945
USS Bronstein DE 189 - Read Citation Atlantic Theatre Feb 29-Mar 17, 1944
USS England DE 635 -Read Citation Pacific Theatre May 19-31, 1944
Task Group 22.11 - Read Citation
USS Bogue CVE 9
USS Haverfield DE 393
USS Swenning DE 394
USS Willis DE 395
USS Hobson DD 464
USS Janssen DE 396 (until 7 April)
VC Squadron Ninety Five
Atlantic Theatre Feb 26-Apr 19, 1944
Task Group 22.2 - Read Citation
USS Bogue CVE 9
USS Haverfield DE 393
USS Swenning DE 394
USS Willis DE 395
USS Janssen DE 396
USS Francis M. Robinson DE 220
VC Squadron Sixty Nine
Atlantic Theatre May 4-July 3, 1944
Task Group 22.3 - Read Citation
USS Bogue CVE 9
USS Haverfield DE 393
USS Swenning DE 394
USS Willis DE 395
USS Janssen DE 396
USS Wilhoite DE 397
Atlantic Theatre August 1-24, 1944
Task Group 22.3 - Read Citation
USS Guadalcanal CVE 60
USS Pillsbury DE 133
USS Pope DE 134
USS Flaherty DE 135
USS Chatelain DE 149
USS Jenks DE 665
VC Squadron 8
French West Africa June 4, 1944
Task Unit 77.4.3 -Read Citation
USS Samuel B. Roberts DE 413
USS Raymond DE 341
USS Dennis DE 405
USS John C. Butler DE 339
Samar, Philippines Oct 25, 1944
spacer.gif (837 bytes)  

Navy Unit Commendations

The Navy Unit Commendation was established on December 19, 1944, by Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal.

The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not sufficiently to justify the award of the Presidential Unit Citation). It may also be awarded to a unit that distinguishes itself by extremely meritorious service not involving combat (but in support of military operations), which renders that unit outstanding when compared to other units performing similar service.

This award may be conferred upon units of the other branches of the Armed Forces of the United States, as well as to the armed forces of foreign nations serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, provided they meet the standards estab-lished for Navy and Marine Corps units.

To justify this award, the unit must have performed service of a character comparable to that which would justify the award of a Silver Star Medal (for heroism) or a Legion of Merit (for meritorious service) to an individual.

USS Tabberer DE 418
was awarded the first Navy Unit Commendation issued by the U.S. Navy
for rescuing survivors of the Dec 1944 Typhoon

March 2001
After 55 Years, USS Underhill Awarded Navy Unit Commendation

 For service on July 24, 1945.  Read the USS Underhill DE 682 Citation.

click on the ship name to read the citation

USS Buckley DE-51 Mediterranean May 5-6, 1944
USS Frederick C. Davis DE-136 Anzio Campaign Jan 22-Feb 23, 1944
USS Herbert C. Jones DE-137 Anzio Campaign Jan 23-Feb 16, 1944
USS John C. Butler DE-339 Okinawa May 20, 1945
USS Johnnie Hutchins DE-360 Pacific Theatre Aug 9, 1945
USS Rall DE-304 Okinawa April 12, 1945
USS Richard W Suesens DE-342 Leyte Operation
Lingayen Gulf Landing
Manila Bay-Biscol Operation
Okinawa
Okinawa
Oct 20-Nov 29, 1944
Jan 9, 1945
Jan 31-Feb 1, 1945
Mar 26-April 4, 1945
Apr 15-22, 1945
USS Tabberer DE-418 Western Pacific Dec 18, 1944

 

USS Loy APD-56 Okinawa Mar 26-April 25, 1945
May 15-28, 1945
USS Horace A. Bass DE-691/APD-124 Korea Aug 12-25, 1950
USS Ruchamkin DE-228/APD-89 Dominican Crisis 1965
USS Wilhoite DER-397 Vietnam Jan 19 - Mar 31 1967
Jul 1 - Jul 25 1967
Oct 2 - Oct 24 1967
USS Brister DER-327 Vietnam Jan 1 - May 10 1967
USS Thomas J. Gary DER-326 Atlantic - Surveying Soviets 1969 & 1970

 

 
 

DESAUSA.ORG

Copyright © 1998-2011 desausa.org. All rights reserved.
P.O. Box 488
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651
1-800-603-3332
Fax: (315) 938-7010

 
Back To Top
 

Home | Site Map | Members | Chapters | News | Reunions | In Remembrance | Veterans Tribute | Roll of Honor | Photo Library | History | Web Sites Related Links | Locate DE & Shipmate Information | Archives | About DESA | Join DESA | Contact DESA  | Directors | Ladies Auxiliary