The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the




For service as set forth in the following


For meritorious service from 1 September 1968 through 1 May 1969 in providing armed logistic support throughout Southeast Asia and, specifically, in the hostile environment of the Mekong Delta region of the Republic of Vietnam. In support of the allied effort in Vietnam, Landing Ship Squadron TWO served under the operations control of Commander, Military Sea Transportation Service, Far East. The ships of the squadron demonstrated exemplary navigational and piloting ability on the rivers of the Mekong Delta and in its contiguous waters during frequent enemy attacks, and responded appropriately to the challenge. The professional skill, diligence, foresightedness, and dedication of all squadron personnel were factors which contributed significantly to the exceptional performance of the unit. These factors, along with the highly effective assistance rendered in connection with Vietnamese Navy Training Program, support of the Mobile Riverine Force, and a successful people-to-people program, distinguished Landing Ship Squadron TWO as a consistently outstanding unit of the fleet. The superb performance of the squadron's officers and men reflects great credit upon themselves, their ships, and the United States Naval Service.

All personnel attached to and serving with Landing Ship Squadron TWO during the above-designated period, or any part thereof, are hereby authorized to wear the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon.

J. A. Jardine

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