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IZPARTN!IIT a, THI ARM?

HBADQUAR1ZRS OIITID STATIS ARMY YDTIAM

APO San Francisco 96375

5 June 1968
AWARD at THI MIRHORIOtl3 UNIT OONMDDATI<II
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'ftle following AWARD is announced.

Awrded: Meritorioue Unit Oomaendation
Date action: 31 October 1965 to 31 December 1967
Theater: Republic or Yietnaa
Reason: For exceptionally Mritorious achievement in the performance ot
outataucUng serrlce: The 3D ORDRAICB BAftALION (AIII>) and its attached
um.ta: the Headquarters and Headquarters ~ . 3d Ordnance Battalion
(JJJ,m); 54th Ordnance 0ompaJl7J 60th Ordnance OompaJITJ 78th Ordnance Detacb•ut; 550th Ordnance O.tacment; 551st Ordnance Detachment; 576th Ordnance
Oompa117; and the 40th Ordnance Compau.,, distiDguished theuelvea in S11J)port
ot llilita17 operations in the Republic ot Viet.naa during the period 31 October 1965 to 31 December 1967. Upon arrival in-country, the unit waa deployed to ita present location at Long B1nh Poet where it illlllediate'.q
OYercame the met acnerae conditiona ot weather, terrain and comtort in
dewloping an eDIIIJ)la17 a-,,r,1 tion euppl.7 center that haa rendered unparalleled serri.ce to •jor operations throughout the III and IV Corpe
Tactical Zones. Faced with the dual task or constructing living quarters
in a densel7 jungled area and establishing operations in the shortest poesible period or ti.Ille, the •n of the unit applied their mx:1wm ettorta
and succeastully began iaauing aJWJD1tion within tm week• ot their arrival.
Oontinuall7 iaproving ita facilities through ettectiYe coordination and
limitleaa productivity, the unit increased ita capacit7 tor handling ammnition to a present capability ot over one hundred
d tone. The 3D
ORIIIAIICI B1TTALI0lf (AMII)) eatabliahed a co11prehenaiYe achoo ling progrua
which waa reaponaible tor the training ot nearq five thouaand men in the
handling ot ena;r exploaiYea and clemlitiona. Through diligence and enthuaia•, the aen ot the unit ban tonaed the battalion into a JIOdel tor all
unite ot its type in the republic. In addition to ita regular taaka, the
unit baa developed and maintained a highly aucceaatul civic action prograa
which baa aernd to greatly enhance relationships between local ciYiliana
and the United States 111.litar., torcea. The auperb support rendered by the
•nor the battalion have contributed 1-aaurabq to the counterinaurpnq
efforts ot the Free World Force• in the Republic ot Y.letna. The remarkable proficiency and dewtion to dut,7 diapla:,ed b7 the ...t>era of the 3D
ORDNAIIC! BATTALION (AMII>) are in keeping with the highest traditions of the
llilita17 aenice and refiect distinct credit upon thaaelvea and the Armed
Forcea ot the United statea.
Authorit7: B.r direction of the Secretary of the AnllT, under tbe proYisiona
ot paragraph 203, AR 672-5-1.

GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 2707, dated 5 June 1968, DA, HEAIX2UARTERS UNITED
STATP.S ARMY VIETNAM, APO San Francisco 96375 (Cont)
FOR THE OOMMANDER:
ROBERT C. TABER
Brigadier General, US
Chief of start

R. N. DALLAM
Colonel, AGC
Adjutant General
DISTRIBU'l'ION:

5-Fach unit concemed
2-AVHGA
1-AVHIG
1-AVHIO

1-AVHAG-A
1-AVHAG-AR
75-AVHAG-PD
6-CINCUSARPAC
1-00MUSMACV ATTN:
1-COMUSMACV ATTN:

MACAO-PD
MACJO)l

SPECIAL DISTRIBUTION:
2-TAGO, DA ATTN: AGPB-AB
2-Chiet ot Militar., History,
2-TAGO, DA A'M'N: AGSD

DA

ATTN:

HSD-OHB

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