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USS Ranger (CV-4)

AWARDS RECEIVED BY USS RANGER (CVA/CV-61)
TOP GUN OF THE PACIFIC FLEET

Joint Meritorious
Unit Award

5 December 1992 - 4 May 1993
Navy Unit Commendation
January 1966 thru August 1966 (Read)

November 1968 thru May 1969

January 1991 thru February 1991
Meritorious Unit
Commendation

3 December 1967 - 9 May 1968

27 October 1969 - 12 May 1970

18 November 1970 - 10 June 1971

1 May 1986 - 31 January 1988

18 July 1988 - 24 August 1989
Battle Efficiency Award
January 1991 - December 1991

January 1992 - December 1992
Navy Expeditionary
Service

30 October 1980 - 12 March 1981
National Defense Service
January 1, 1961 thru August 14, 1974

August 2, 1990 thru November, 30 1995
Armed Forces Expeditionary
Quemoy or Matsu Islands 24 June 1960 - 25 June 1960
Unknown campaign - notify webmaster if you know 1 May 1963 - 5 May 1963
Vietnam 18 September 1964 - 20 September 1964
28 November 1964 - 1 Jan 1965
16 January 1965 - 17 Mrch 1965
4 April 1965 -14 April 1965
Korea (USS Pueblo) 23 January 1968 - 22 March 1968
Korea (EC-121 Shootdown) 20 Mar 1969 - 22 March 1969
20 April 1969 - 27 April 1969
Korea 12 April 1970 - 13 April 1970
Persian Gulf (Earnest Will) 28 August 1987 - 11 November 1987
23 April 1989 - 2 May 1989
Somalia (Restore Hope) 7 December 1992 - 15 December 1992
Viet Nam Service
Vietnamese Counteroffensive
(25 December 1965 - 30 June 1966)
14 January 1966 - 12 February 1966
23 February 1966 - 22 March 1966
11 April 1966 - 9 May 1966
29 May 1966 - 1 July 1966
Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase II
(1 July 1966 - 31 May 1967)
29 May 1966 - 1 July 1966
12 July 1966 - 6 August 1966
Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase III
(1 June 1967 - 29 January 1968)
3 December 1967 - 29 December 1967
6 January 1968 - 28 January 1968
Tet Counteroffensive
(30 January 1968 - 1 April 1968)
18 March 1968 - 12 April 1968
21 April 1968 - 9 May 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase IV
(2 April 1968 - 30 June 1968)
21 April 1968 - 9 May 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase VI
(2 November 1968 - 22 February 1969)
7 January 1969 - 30 Jan 1969
15 February 1969 - 16 March 1969
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
(23 February 1969 - 8 June 1969)
15 February 1969 - 16 March 1969
4 April 1969 - 17 April 1969
Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
(1 November 1969 - 30 April 1970)
16 November 1969 - 7 December 1969
17 December 1969 - 6 January 1970
29 January 1970 - 18 February 1970
27 February 1970 - 20 March 1970
16 April 1970 - 13 May 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
(1 May 1970 - 30 June 1970)
16 April 1970 - 13 May 1970
Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase VII
(1 July 1970 - 30 June 1971)
18 November 1970 - 18 December 1970
27 December 1970 - 13 January 1971
2 February 1971 - 17 March 1971
31 March 1971 - 18 April 1971
25 April 1971 - 18 May 1971
Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign
(30 March 1972 - 28 January 1973)
9 December 1972 - 3 January 1973
14 January 1973 - 30 January 1973
1 February 1973 - 6 February 1973
Southwest Asia Campaign
13 January 1991 - 19 April 1991
Korean Defense Service
Authorized in 2002 the KDSM period of eligibility is July 28, 1954, to a future date to be determined by the secretary of defense.
Servicemembers must have been assigned, attached, or mobilized to units operating in the area of eligibility and have been physically deployed in the area of eligibility for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days or meet one of the following criteria:
Be engaged in actual combat during an armed engagement, regardless of the time in the area of eligibility.
Is wounded or injured in the line of duty and requires medical evacuation from the area of eligibility.
While participating as a regularly assigned air crewmember flying sorties into, out of, within, or over the area of eligibility in support of military operations. Each day that one or more sorties are flown in accordance with these criteria shall count as one day toward the 30 or 60-day requirement.
Personnel who serve in operations and exercises conducted in the area of eligibility are considered eligible for the award as long as the basic time criteria is met. Due to the extensive time period for KDSM eligibility, the nonconsecutive service period for eligibility remains cumulative throughout the entire period.
The KDSM may be awarded posthumously, and only one award of the KDSM is authorized for any individual.
NOTE: This has not officially been authorized for the Ranger and her air groups. However, based on her awards of the AFEM, especially during the Pueblo crisis, she meets the requirements.
Humanitarian Service
25 May 1976 - 1 June 1976 (Typhoon Olga - Subic Bay, PI)

20 March 1981 - Undetermined end
Sea Service Ribbon
August 1974 thru January 1993
(11 Awards)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Unit Citation
January 1966 (3)

February 1966 (4)

March 1966 (3)

April 1966

December 1967

January 1968 (4)

March 1968

March 1968 thru April 1968

April 1968 (3)

April 1968 thru May 1968

January 1969

February 1969 thru March 1969

April 1969
Republic of Vietnam Campaign
This is basically the same requirements as the the Vietnam Service Medal except that it requires 6 months of cumulative service
Kuwait Liberation
(Saudi Arabia)
17 January 1991 thru 28 February 1991.
Kuwait Liberation
(Kuwait)
This award has not been officially credited to Ranger as it was not authorized until 1995.
See the excerpted section of NavInst1650.1H for the eligibility requirements. (Note: The upper part of the first page was blanked as it is not relevant to this award.)

  As compiled by Stewart Hunter former ships company, now Assistant Editor of the DockSide© newsletter for USS RANGER MUSEUM FOUNDATION.  In no way is this to be considered OFFICIAL and in fact anyone with OFFICIAL records is encouraged to contact the Web Chief, who wishes to thank Stew for obtaining this information.

AWARD

TIME PERIOD

China Extended Service Medal

Issued 7-5-59 to CVG-14

Navy Unit Commendation

(3 Awards)

January 1966 thru August 1966

November 1968 thru May 1969

January 1991 thru February 1991

Meritorious Unit Commendation

(5 Awards)

December 1967 thru May 1968

October 1969 thru May 1970

November 1970 thru June 1971

May 1986 thru January 1988

July 1988 thru August 1989

Battle Efficiency Award

(3 Awards)

January 1987 thru December 1987

January 1991 thru December 1991

January 1992 thru December 1992

Navy Expeditionary Service Medal

October 1980 thru March 1981

National Defense Service Medal

(2 Awards)

December 1960 thru August 1974

January 1991 thru March 1991

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

(13 Awards)

June 1960

May 1963

September 1964

October 1964

November 1964 thru January 1965

January 1965 thru March 1965

April 1965

January 1968 thru March 1968

March 1969

April 1969

January 1970

April 1970

December 1990

Vietnam Service Medal

(25 Awards)

January 1966 thru February 1966

February 1966 thru March 1966

April 1966 thru May 1966

May 1966 thru July 1966

July 1966 thru August 1966

December 1967

January 1968

March 1968 thru April 1968

April 1968 thru May 1968

January 1969

February 1969 thru March 1969

April 1969

November 1969 thru December 1969

December 1969 thru January 1970

January 1970 thru February 1970

February 1970 thru march 1970

March 1970 thru April 1970

April 1970 thru May 1970

November 1970 thru December 1970

December 1970 thru January 1971

February 1971 thru March 1971

March 1971 thru April 1971

April 1971 thru May 1971

December 1972 thru January 1973

January 1973

February 1973

Southwest Asia Campaign Medal

(3 Awards)

January 1991

January 1991 thru April 1991

September 1992 thru December 1992

Humanitarian Service medal

(2 Awards)

May 1976 thru June 1976

March 1981

Sea Service Ribbon

(11 Awards)

August 1974 thru January 1993

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

(25 Awards)

January 1966 (3)

February 1966 (4)

March 1966 (3)

April 1966

December 1967

January 1968 (4)

March 1968

March 1968 thru April 1968

April 1968 (3)

April 1968 thru May 1968

January 1969

February 1969 thru March 1969

April 1969

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

 

Saudi Arabia’s Kuwait Liberation Medal

17 January 1991 thru 28 February 1991.

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