Details behind Award: THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in commending UNITED STATES NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, DANANG for service as set forth in the following CITATION: For exceptionally meritorious service from 16 August 1966 to 15 May 1969 in providing logistic support to United States and other Free World Military Assistance Forces engaged in combat in the critical l Corps Tactical Zone (ICTZ) of the Republic of Vietnam. During this period, major expansions and additions to the responsibilities of United States Naval Support Activity, Danang were accompanied by a large buildup of forces and the extension o support operations to new areas. Through careful planning, Ingenuity, and long hours of arduous work. and notwithstanding the effects of the 1968 Tet Offensive. continued enemy activity against forward resupply lines and adverse weather conditions. the Activity succeeded in delivering, efficiently and with minimum delay, vast quantities of vital war materials. resulting in a high degree of supply effectiveness and security to the ports and base installations against many guerrilla type actions. During this period, public works'accelerated the expansion of its output to match the increased rate of growth in lCTZ requirements. Particularly noteworthy was the Activity's response to medical logistics problems within the entire I Corps area. The base hospital at Danang saved many lives and returned large numbers of casualties to duty while responding magnificently to the increased number of admissions, as well as to the growing complexity of type and extent of injuries due to the intensification of the conflict in that area. With the assignment of a construction battalion unit to the operational control of Commander Naval Support Activity, Danang, in May 1967, construction and maintenance support was accomplished in a manner well-beyond the planned capabilities of the unit. By their superb performance throughout all the many diverse operations of the Activity, the officers and men of United States Naval Support Activity, Danang, and subordinate units, upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
All personnel attached to and serving with the United States Naval Support Activity Danang, during the period designated above, or any part thereof, are hereby authorized to wear the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2014
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