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(later CVA-14 and CVS-14)

Unit Awards, Campaign and Service Medals and Ribbons

Thanks to Chester Morris, Ed Trotter and Chuck Large, USS Ticonderoga Veterans Association.


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Unit Commendation (3) / Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
2nd Row: American Campaign Medal / Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5 stars) / World War II Victory Medal
3rd Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal ("Asia" clasp) / National Defense Service Medal / Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4)
4th Row: Vietnam Service Medal (12 stars) / Korean Defense Service Medal / Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
5th Row: Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm) / Philippine Liberation Medal (1 star) / Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

  • Navy Unit Commendation (3 awards)

           VietnamAug 1964
           VietnamOct 1966 - May 1967
           VietnamJan-Jul 1968
  • Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

           Vietnam & KoreaFeb-Sep 1969
  • American Campaign Medal

    1944 - 1946
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Silver Star

    Western Caroline Islands operationOct 1944
    Leyte Operation (Luzon attacks)Nov-Dec 1944
    Luzon Operation (Third Fleet supporting operations)Jan 1945
    Okinawa Gunto Operation (Third Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation)Jun 1945
    Third Fleet operations against JapanJul-Aug 1945
  • World War II Victory Medal
  • Navy Occupation Service Medal with "Asia" clasp

    Sep 1945
  • National Defense Service Medal

    Vietnam, 1961 - 1972
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4 awards)

    Taiwan StraitsNov 1958 - Jan 1959
    VietnamSep-Oct 1961;  Apr-May 1963;  Aug-Nov 1964
    Quemoy-MatsuOct 1961
    KoreaMar 1968;  Apr, Aug 1969
  • Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Stars

    Vietnam Advisory CampaignApr-Nov 1964
    Vietnam Defense CampaignNov-Dec 1965
    Vietnamese CounteroffensiveDec 1965 - Apr 1966
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase IIJan-Apr 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase IIIJan 1968
    Tet CounteroffensiveJan-Apr 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase IVApr-Jun 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase VJul 1968
    Tet 69/CounteroffensiveMar-Jun 1969
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969Jun-Aug 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase VIIApr-May 1971
    Vietnamese Ceasefire CampaignJun-Jul 1972
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

    Awarded for extraordinarily meritorious service during World War II.
  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm)

    The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal), with Palm, was awarded to a unit cited at the Armed Forces level.
  • Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Bronze Star

    Participation in engagements with the enemy during the Philippine Liberation Campaign and Service in Philippine waters for not less than 30 days.
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

    Service outside the geographical limits of South Vietnam and direct combat support to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces for more than six months.

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