Citations

UNIT AND INDIVIDUAL CITATIONS

The following are a representation of the total number of citations earned by this battalion.

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION




First Marine Division

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATIONS



 

Third Battalion, 27th Marines

Company I, 3rd Bn., 27th Marines In Support of 7th Marine Regiment, et al.

Medal Of Honor





 

Burke, Robert C.

Legion Of Merit



 




Woodham, Tullis J.

Silver Star

Bronze Star

Benavidez, Edward

Davis, Tim

Dyer, Robert A.

Jung, William C.

May, Gary E.

Prish,WilliamA.

Rostron, George S. Jr.

Sawyer, TerryL.

Smith, Mark F.

Swagerty, Charles M.

Thompson, Stephen

Zalipski, John M.

Navy Commendation Medal

Casteel, Roy

Cramm, Eddy R.

Ellison, David J.

England, Ivan E.

Hight, G.E.

Jenkins, David Craig

Pelky, Richard

Raible, Matthew H.

Spencer, Jesse

Ward, James A.

Watkins, Ray C.

Navy Achievement Medal

Dreger, Daniel J.

Fontana, Robert

Hight, G.E.

Holzhauer,Douglas

Jansen, William H. Jr.

Rigney, Terry W.

Schulz, Robert

Scott, James E.

Ward, James A.

Vietnam Military Merit Medal

The Vietnam Military Merit Medal was the highest military decoration of South Vietnam during the years of the Vietnam War. Created in 1950, the Military Merit Medal was modeled after the French Medaille Militaire, and was the Vietnamese equivalent to the United States Medal of Honor and was authorized to those soldiers who had performed extreme acts of bravery or had given their lives in armed combat with enemy forces of Vietnam.
 

A stipulation of the Vietnam Military Merit Medal was that it could only be bestowed upon enlisted personnel. For military officers, the National Order of Vietnam was considered an equivalent decoration.
 

The United States military authorized the Vietnam Military Merit Medal as a foreign decoration and permitted the medal to be worn on U.S. uniforms. A high number of bestowals, however, were made posthumously as the medal was most often awarded to United States enlisted personnel who had been killed in action fighting the forces of North Vietnam or the guerilla forces of the Viet Cong.

The Vietnam Military Merit Medal was last issued to U.S. personnel in 1973 and was discontinued after the fall of South Vietnam in 1975.

Robert Charles Burke

Private First Class

I CO, 3RD BN, 27TH MARINES
1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps

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