Awards and Decorations

1966 Awards & Decorations Report

Prepared by: CPT Robert J. Baker

Taken from the 1966 117th History dated 1 Jan 66- 31 Dec 66

Award Number recommended Number Awarded

Silver Star 3 1

Legion of Merit 1 1

Distinguished Flying Cross 36 28

Bronze Star for Valor 3 2

Bronze Star 31 14

Air Medal for Valor 50 39

Air Medal 1588 1147

Army Commendation for Valor 16 7

Army Commendation Medal 25 41

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry 20 1

117th 1968 Awards and Decorations Report Prepared by: 1LT David A. Coon

Taken from the 1968 117th History dated 1 Jan 68- 31 Dec 68


Silver Star 5

Distinguish Flying Cross 31

Bronze Star 19

Air medal with V Device 47

117th Awards, decorations & Stats from 214th CAB Year Book

Since 15 January 1968 records indicate the following statistics through 30 June 1968


Total Combat Support Hours Flown-------------------------------------11,221

Total VC Killed by actual body count----------------------------------------76

Total VC Killed (possible)----------------------------------------------------203

KIA due to combat----------------------------------------------------------------4

Non-combat fatalities-------------------------------------------------------------3

WIA due to combat (losses)-------------------------------------------------UNK

Non-combat losses (injuries)------------------------------------------------UNK

WIA returned to duty------------------------------------------------------------20

Court-Martials, Summary---------------------------------------------------------0

Special------------------------------------------------------------2

General-----------------------------------------------------------0

Article 15's-------------------------------------------------------------------------32

Malaria Cases-----------------------------------------------------------------------1

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117th Awards, decorations & Stats from 214th CAB Year Book

Since 15 January 1968 records indicate the following statistics through 30 June 1968


AWARDS and DECORATIONS

Soldiers Medal--------------------------------------------------------------------8

Distinguished Flying Cross----------------------------------------------------16

Bronze Star------------------------------------------------------------------------8

Air Medal with”V” Device-----------------------------------------------------33

Air Medal------------------------------------------------------------------------737

Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device--------------------------------2

Army Commendation Medal----------------------------------------------------62

Purple Heart------------------------------------------------------------------------22