THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the
MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION
COMMANDER SEVENTH FLEET
for service as set forth in the following
For meritorious service from 30 March 1975 to 7 May 1975 while engaged in Operations EAGLE PULL and FREQUENT WIND, the emergency evacuations of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Saigon, Republic of Vietnam, as well as refugee evacuation operations in the South China Sea. Throughout this period, the units of Commander SEVENTH Fleet displayed exceptional teamwork and professional competence in supporting and accomplishing the safe evacuation of United States citizens, Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees, and third country nationals. Although under constant threat of enemy reaction and attack both from land and sea, they selflessly devoted themselves to the task of saving evacuees lives.
By their courage, resolute determination, and mutual cooperation, the personnel of SEVENTH Fleet contributed significantly to the successful operations; thereby reflecting credit upon themselves and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
* The above Commendation is a copy of the exact commendation however is not a certified copy. It was provided this site by Command Master Chief C. R. "Corky" Johnson, Honorary Command Master Chief of Jake's 'Yankee Station - USS Hancock Memorial website. The signature of the Secretary of the navy is a fax-simile of his signature as captured from the original document.
It may be noted that all ships serving in the theatre of action as stipulated above, received the same award, ships and crew alike.