Listing of "Awards earned while attached to USS Hancock"
Hannah Awards Document #1

The following is a checklist of the awards earned by personnel of USS HANCOCK and attached units during the periods indicated:

NOTE from the Yeoman: The dates shown below are either a date in Hancock History or inclusive dates for which eligibility exists. If you were ships company and onboard during any of the dates below, you are eligible for these awards. To qualify, you must either present your DD-214 or amended DD-215, or request them via the Veterans Service Office in your area. You can find addresses and other interesting places to locate info at my Lost and Found Site. Return using the Back Button. Those Awards denoted with a Red asterisk are Amended Awards to this list by the Yeoman and did not appear on the Hannah Awards Document. You can read the Awards Document as it came to the Yeoman by clicking here.

*ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN RIBBON
WITH FIVE EMGAGEMENT BATTLE STARS

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon

For Operations:

1) Off Leyte

2) Off Luzon

3) Off Iwo Jima

4) Off Okinawa

5) Third Fleet Operations off Japan


FOREIGN AWARDS - WWII

*TWO NON-ENGAGEMENT STARS ON THE PHILIPPINES LIBERATION RIBBON BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

Philippine Liberation Ribbon

The basic ribbon is earned for "taking part in the initial landing operations on Leyte"

The First Star is earned by "participating in any combat engagement with the enemy forces in the Philippines area

The Second Star is earned by "services in the Philippines or in the Philippine waters for 30 days or longer during the period from 17 October 1944 through 3 September 1945

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION (NUC)

Navy Unit Commendation

Period of eligibility:

World War II 1944 - 1945
6 Dec 1965 - 25 Jul 1966
1 Aug 1968 - 22 Feb 1969
8 Feb 1972 - 14 Sep 1972

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION (MUC) (3)


Periods of eligibility:

20 Jan 1967 - 14 Jun 1967
01 Sep 1969 - 26 Mar 1970
20 Nov 1970 - 07 May 1971

VIETNAMESE SERVICE MEDAL

Vietname Service Medal/Ribbon

Periods of eligibility in Hostile Fire Pay Zone:

21 Oct 1964 - 29 Mar 1965
16 Dec 1965 - 08 Jul 1966
05 Feb 1967 - 27 Jun 1967
23 Aug 1968 - 09 Feb 1969
01 Sep 1969 - 26 Mar 1970
20 Nov 1970 - 07 May 1971
01 Dec 1971 - 29 Mar 1972
30 Mar 1972 - 28 Jan 1973
29 Apr 1975 - 30 Apr 1975


A Bronze Star 3/16" in diameter is authorized to be worn on the Vietnam Service Medal/Ribbon for each campaign period for which eligibility is established.

VIETNAMESE CAMPAIGNS (includes all to date)

NOTE: Those denoted by () are Campaign Stars for which HANCOCK is eligible and those personnel who were aboard during the periods of eligibility are entitled to wear one star for each campaign listed.

The Hancock earned 13 of the 17 campaign stars:

Periods of eligibility:
I. Vietnam Advisory Campaign

15 Mar 1962 - 7 Mar 1965

II. Vietnam Defense Campaign

8 Mar 1965 - 24 Dec 1965

III. Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign

25 Dec 1965 - 30 Jun 1966

IV. Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign Phase II

01 Jul 1966 - 31 May 1967

V. Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign Phase III

01 Jun 1967 - 29 Jan 1968

VI. Tet Counteroffensive

30 Jan 1968 - 1 Apr 1968

VII. Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign Phase IV

2 Apr 1968 - 30 Jun 1968

VIII. Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign Phase V

01 Jul 1968 - 1 Nov 1968

IX. Vietnamese Counteroffensive Operation Phase VI

02 Nov 1968 - 22 Feb 1969

X. Tet 69 Counteroffensive

23 Feb 1969 - 8 Jun 1969

XI. Vietnam, Summer - Fall 1969

09 Jun 1969 - 31 Oct 1969

XII. Vietnam, Winter - Spring 1970

01 Nov 1969 - 30 Apr 1970

XIII. (Vietnam war 6th Deployment)

22 Oct 1970 - 3 Jun 1971

XIV. (The Above dates info are yet to be authenticated)

Source for this information

KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

Korean Defense Service Medal - for service during the Pueblo Incident
Information Is Pending (as of 10/1/12)

(For Service during the Pueblo Incident)

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL (Korean Operations) (1961- 1963)

Naval Effeciency Ribbon

Note:
There appears to be some information left out on the AFEM, since our XO and myself, and others who served between 1962 and 1964 have qualified for the AFEM as well - your Yeoman will check this out with Dan and also the XO and complete this section. You can read the XO's report on the AFEM here. ~ Jake

Other Periods of eligibility:

02 Dec 1968 - 4 Dec 1968
(Pueblo Incident) from our
Ops Summary Page: "681202 EK Deploys to Korea coast after provocative No. Korea actions"

30 Oct 1969 (This operation needs yet to be discovered by the Yeoman)

*BATTLE EFFICIENCY "E" AWARD

Naval Effeciency Ribbon

For WestPac '69


FOREIGN AWARDS - Viet Nam


REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM ARMED FORCES MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION (Gallantry Cross)

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation

Periods of eligibility:

26 Dec 1965     28 Dec 1965 - 31 Dec 1965
02 Jan 1966 - 04 Jan 1966   09 Jan 1966  
15 Jan 1966 - 19 Jan 1966   21 Feb 1966  
25 Feb 1966 - 26 Feb 1966   28 Feb 1966  
01 Mar 1966 - 05 Mar 1966   01 Apr 1966 - 02 Apr 1966
08 Apr 1966     08 May 1966  
19 May 1966     25 May 1966  
24 Jun 1966     27 Jun 1966 - 29 Jun 1966
20 Feb 1967     23 Feb 1967  
16 Mar 1967     24 Mar 1967 - 24 Mar 1967
07 May 1967     09 May 1967  
12 May 1967     15 May 1967 - 21 May 1967
29 May 1967 - 30 May 1967   03 Jun 1967  
16 Jun 1967     26 Sep 1968  
29 Sep 1968     09 Oct 1968 - 11 Oct 1968
13 Oct 1968     02 Nov 1968  
07 Nov 1968 - 08 Nov 1968   10 Nov 1968 - 11 Nov 1968
13 Nov 1968 - 19 Nov 1968   21 Nov 1968 - 26 Nov 1968
21 Dec 1968 - 24 Dec 1968   26 Dec 1968 - 28 Dec 1968
30 Dec 1968     01 Jan 1969 - 03 Jan 1969
07 Jan 1969 - 14 Jan 1969   31 Jan 1969  
01 Feb 1969 - 08 Feb 1969      

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN MEDAL

Vietnam Campaign Medal

Period of eligibility: Must have served six months in South Vietnam or six months outside of the geographical limits of South Vietnam but contributing direct combat support to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces during such period. The six months required need not be con-secutive. For personnel serving outside the geographical limits of South Vietnam the six months required will be considered fulfilled if such personnel earn the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal/Vietnam Service Medal, and serve in the eligibility area for these two awards during each of the six months.

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