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Duty Station Details

Strength
Unit
 
Type
Combat - Sea Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Sunk
Year
1955 - 1969

Description
Destroyed by rocket fire at Da Nang 27-Feb-69


Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
 
Active Reporting Duty Station
None
 
Inactive Reporting Duty Station
None
 
9 Members Who Served in This Duty Station


 
  • Ironi, Frank, MCPO, (1950-1975)
 

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  Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) - 1969
 



Name of Award
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)

Year Awarded
1969

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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