Navy Unit Commendation
Established by the
Secretary of the Navy on December 18, 1944 and awarded by the Secretary with the approval
of the President, this
Unit commendation is conferred on any ship, aircraft, detachment, or other unit of the U.S.
Navy or Marine Corps
which, subsequent to December 6, 1941, distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action
against the enemy,
but not sufficient to warrant award of the Presidential Unit Citation. It
is also awarded for
extremely meritorious service not involving combat but in support of military operations
which were outstanding
when compared to other units performing similar service.
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