THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
 
WASHINGTON, D.C., 20350  


The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION

to

USS HANCOCK (CVA-19)

AND

ATTACK CARRIER AIR WING TWENTY-ONE (CVW-5)

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

For meritorious achievement while participating in combat operations in Southeast Asia, from 20 January to 14 July 1967, As a member of the "Yankee Station" forces, HANCOCK contributed significantly to the combat mission of the United States SEVENTH Fleet by conducting numerous successful missions against heavily-defended enemy military and logistic installations and lines of communications. Through their continuous display of professionalism, determination, and resourcefulness, the officers and men of the HANCOCK, and her embarked air wing, supported their veteran ship in pace with newer attack aircraft carriers, making a major contribution toward the achievement of United States objectives in Southeast Asia. HANCOCK's performance throughout was in keeping with 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.


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