11th Armored Cavalry
(The Blackhorse Regiment)

DECORATIONS

Entire Regiment, including all attached units:

Valorous Unit Award for BINH LONG-BIEN HOA, 31 January 5 February, 1968 (DA General Order 28, 1968, amended by DAGO 12, 1969)

Valorous Unit Award for FISH HOOK, 1 May 29 June, 1970 (DAGO 43, 1972)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 7 September 1966 10 August 1968 (DAGO 60, 1969)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 1 May 1969 15 February 1970 (DAGO 50, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 1 March 30 October 1970 (DAGO 55, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM,  8 February 1962 to 28 March 1973 (DAGO 8, 1974)*

Air Cavalry Troop additionally entitled to:

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 24 February 19 May 1971 (DAGO 42, 1972)

1st Platoon, Air Cavalry Troop additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation for DUC HOA, 12 March 1 April 1968 (DAGO 69, 1969)

1st Squadron (with all assigned units) additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HAU NGHIA-BINH DUONG, 11 May 2 June 1968 (DAGO 45, 1969)

Troop A additionally entitled to:

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 1 November 31 December 1970 (DAGO 42, 1972)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 21 February 1970 28 February 1971 (DAGO 42, 1972)

Presidential Unit Citation

Troop B additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for GIA RAY, 21 November 21 December 1966 (DAGO 45, 1969)

Troop C additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for GIA RAY, 21 November 21 December 1966 (DAGO 45, 1969)

2nd Squadron (with all assigned units) additionally entitled to:

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 1 November 1970 18 December 1971 (DAGO 8, 1974)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM, 26 September 10 October 1971 (DAGO 54, 1974)

Troop F additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award for AN LOC, 19 20 June 1969 (DAGO 53, 1970)

Company H additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award for AN LOC, 18 June 1969 (DAGO 53, 1970)

3rd Squadron (with all assigned units) additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DUC HOA, 12 March 1 April 1968 (DAGO 69, 1969)

Valorous Unit Award, 19 June and 21 July, 1967 (DAGO 1, 1969)

Meritorious Unit Commendation, 13 September 1966 31 May 1967 (DAGO 32, 1969)

Troop I additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award for MICHELIN PLANTATION, 23 25 May 1969 (DAGO 50, 1971)

Valorous Unit Award for AN LOC, 17 20 June 1969 (DAGO 53, 1970)

Troop K additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award for AN LOC, 17 20 June 1969 (DAGO 53, 1970)

Company M additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award for AN LOC, 19 and 20 June 1969 (DAGO 53, 1970)

 

Howitzer Battery additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award for AN LOC, 19 and 20 June 1969 (DAGO 53, 1970)

* According to the Department of the Army General Order DA GO 8 1974 the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm was awarded to Headquarters U. S. Military Assistance Command (MACV) and all its subordinate units during the period  8 FEB 1962 to 28 MAR 1973.  All military personnel who were assigned to units serving in-country Vietnam during this period were considered assigned to MACV and its subordinate units, regardless of service or component.  Under DA GO 43 1970 the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry was awarded to all military personnel of all branches who served in-country Vietnam between 1 MAR 1961 and 28 MAR 1973 and to U.S. Army Vietnam and its subordinate units for the period 20 JUL 1965 to 28 MAR 1973.  Both of these DAGOs should be listed in Army Pamphlet 672-3 which contains all units specifically cited and is the guideline used by NPRC for making corrections to DD-214s. 

 

SOURCES:

Lineage:        US Army Center for Military History  ( http://www.army.mil/cmh/ )

Honors:         Army Pamphlet 672-3

 

Compiled By:           Don Snedeker

Last Updated:          November 8, 2007

 


 

 

 

Award:          Presidential Unit Citation

Type:             Ribbon and streamer

Eligibility:      Military units

Awarded for: "Gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions."

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Award:          Valorous Unit Award

Type:             Ribbon and Streamer

Eligibility:      Combatant Military Unit

Awarded for: "Extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy of the United States of America."

 

 

 

Award:          Meritorious Unit Commendation

Type:             Ribbon and Streamer

Eligibility:      Military Unit

Awarded for: "Exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service, heroic deeds, or valorous actions."