MCB 53 Alumni Association

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MCB 53 Unit Awards and Personal Awards

There is now an online service provided by the Navy where one can check for unit awards, personal awards, where to buy ribbons and medals, and related information.  
    https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webbas01.nsf/(vwWebPage)/home.htm?OpenDocument   or   http://awards.navy.mil  

Several military web sites often do not bother with site verification protocol. What this means is that depending on the browser you are using and it’s security settings you may either receive a warning before going to this site or not be permitted to go to the site. Example - My Chrome browser will not go to this site but Safari browser will with permission.   In brief the following are the unit awards (ribbons and medals) MCB 53 earned during Vietnam


 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Appr
Award

 MCB 53

18-Jan-1968

16-Aug-1968

Navy Unit Commendation

 MCB 53

17-Jan-1968

24-Sep-1968

Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation

 MCB 53

17-Jan-1968

24-Sep-1968

Vietnam Service Medal

 MCB 53

01-Jan-1968

30-Sep-1968

Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation - Gallantry

 MCB 53

01-Mar-1969

20-Sep-1969

Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation - Gallantry

 MCB 53

15-Mar-1969

03-Nov-1969

Meritorious Unit Commendation

 MCB 53

05-Mar-1969

04-Nov-1969

Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation

 MCB 53

05-Mar-1969

04-Nov-1969

Vietnam Service Medal

 

 

Cited Unit

Merit Start

Merit End

Appr
Award

 MCB 53 DET OF

20-Jan-1968

13-Feb-1968

Presidential Unit Citation




The following is a representation of the order of precedence for awards, no links are present.

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