army commendation medal

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States other than General Officers who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army after December 6, 1941, distinguished themselves by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. The medal may be awarded to a member of another branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or of a friendly foreign nation who, after June 1, 1962, distinguishes themselves by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or significant meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to the friendly nation and the United States.[3]

Criteria and appearance
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to American and foreign military personnel in the grade of O-6 (Colonel in the U.S. Army) and below who have performed noteworthy service in any capacity with the United States Army. Qualifying service for the award of the medal can be for distinctive meritorious achievement and service, acts of courage involving no voluntary risk of life, or sustained meritorious performance of duty. Approval of the award must be made by an officer in the grade of Colonel (O-6) or higher.

The medallion of the Army Commendation Medal is a bronze hexagon, 13⁄8 inches wide. On the medallion is an American bald eagle with wings spread horizontally, grasping in its talons three crossed arrows. On its breast is a shield paly of thirteen pieces and a chief. The reverse bears a panel for naming between the words FOR MILITARY above and MERIT below, all placed above a laurel sprig. The ribbon is 13⁄8 inches wide primarily of myrtle green. It is edged in white and in the center are five thin white stripes spaced equally apart.

Devices
  • Oak leaf cluster (for subsequent awards)
  • "V" Device (for valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy)
  • "C" Device (for meritorious service or achievement under combat conditions. Unofficially called the Combat Commendation. Retroactive Awards are not authorized for medals awarded before January 7, 2016)
  • "R" Device (for direct and immediate impact on combat operations from a remote location)
  1. GREEN BERETS Sosniak, Tadeusz

    SURNAME Sosniak FORENAME Tadeusz UNIT 5 SF Group (Company B,Det A-104) RANK Master Sergeant NUMBER 12363462 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  2. GREEN BERETS Sommerhof, Earl Thomas

    SURNAME Sommerhof FORENAME Earl Thomas UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det B-43) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 499363801 AWARD Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  3. GREEN BERETS Harrigan, Gregory Michael

    SURNAME Harrigan FORENAME Gregory Michael UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCS) (Det B-50,Project Omega) (RT Hatchet) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 474561947 AWARD Silver Star,Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE Cambodia 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  4. GREEN BERETS Smith, Ronald Eugene

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Ronald Eugene UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCC) (RT Kentucky) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 315404807 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE Laos 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  5. GREEN BERETS Evans, William Anthony

    SURNAME Evans FORENAME William Anthony UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS) (Det B-56) (Project Sigma) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 393523288 AWARD Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE Cambodia 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. GREEN BERETS Dehnke, Dale Willard

    SURNAME Dehnke FORENAME Dale Willard UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG -CCN) (RT Alaska) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 549829149 AWARD Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE South Vietnam 1970-71 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. GREEN BERETS Shultz, Charles Edgar

    SURNAME Shultz FORENAME Charles Edgar UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCN) (MLT 2) (Bru Company) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 551624930 AWARD Silver Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE Laos 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. GREEN BERETS Secor, Gilbert Arthur

    SURNAME Secor FORENAME Gilbert Arthur UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCN) (FOB 4) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 21741596 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967-68 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. GREEN BERETS Gass, Girard D.,Jr

    SURNAME Gass FORENAME Girard D.,Jr UNIT 3 SF Group (Company C,1 Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal with V device PLACE Afghanistan 2014 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  10. GREEN BERETS Acre, Lawrence Dale

    SURNAME Acre FORENAME Lawrence Dale UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS) (MLSS) RANK Major NUMBER 0-78201 AWARD Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster.Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. RANGERS 2 Rucker, John William

    SURNAME Rucker FORENAME John William UNIT Company C (Ranger),75th Infantry RANK Sergeant NUMBER 222302703 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. GREEN BERETS Rivest, Mark Henry

    SURNAME Rivest FORENAME Mark Henry UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCC) (Reaction Company) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-31344563 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star with V device,Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam and Laos 1970 ADDITIONAL...
  13. GREEN BERETS Rinck, Richard James

    SURNAME Rinck FORENAME Richard James UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A,Det A-343) RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER 385520453 AWARD Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  14. GREEN BERETS Reed, John Bruce

    SURNAME Reed FORENAME John Bruce UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCN) (FOB 4) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-4031355 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. GREEN BERETS Ratliff, Clarence Cecil

    SURNAME Ratliff FORENAME Clarence Cecil UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG - CCN) (FOB 1) RANK Major NUMBER 0-4009640 AWARD Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  16. GREEN BERETS Ramsey, Steven George

    SURNAME Ramsey FORENAME Steven George UNIT 5 SF Group (Company B,Det A-255) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-5327972 AWARD Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. GREEN BERETS Pusser, Thomas Wilson

    SURNAME Pusser FORENAME Thomas Wilson UNIT 5 SF Group (Det B-52) (Project Delta) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-93896 AWARD Silver Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1965 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. GREEN BERETS Prentner, Jerry Lee

    SURNAME Prentner FORENAME Jerry Lee UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS) (MLSS) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 269264698 AWARD Bronze Star with V device with oak leaf cluster,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  19. GREEN BERETS Premenko, John Al

    SURNAME Premenko FORENAME John Al UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS + CCN) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 549764894 AWARD Bronze Star with V device with oak leaf cluster,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam and Laos 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  20. GREEN BERETS Piacentino, Michael Allen

    SURNAME Piacentino FORENAME Michael Allen UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCN) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 219400970 AWARD Silver Star,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
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