Presidential Unit Citation

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  1. Can any of our american members tell me if there is a definative list of units awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, specifically I'm looking at those awarded to foreign nations, I know of the one awarded to the 1st Bn Glosters, and 170th Independant Mortar Battery, RA, but are there any others awarded, this includes navy and airforce units.
     
  2. Don't know if this is definitive but there is a list of foreign units awarded the US Presidential Unit Citation at the bottom of this Wikipedia article.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Unit_Citation_(US)
     
  3. Yeah I'd seen that but I wasn't sure as you say if it was definative I'd of thought there would have been a few more for US Army units during WW2
     
  4. Oof. You may need to write a letter to Dept of the Army. I am unaware of any such list.

    NTM
     
  5. D Company, 6th Battlaion, The Royal Australian Regiment earned one for the Battle of Long Tan and the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam earned one.
     
  6. 3Bn RAR earned one at Kapyong in Korea.
     
  7. 41(Independant) Commando Royal Marines received one for covering the USMC retreat from the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.
    New Zealand SAS have recently been awarded one for actions in Afghanistan...allegedly.
    PS
     
  8. Info at
    NZSAS Article
     
  9. For Iraq, there is a Marine Corps message detailing the units eligible for the PUC awarded to I MEF. A copy of the message is located at http://www.purplefoxyladies.com/citation.html and it includes the following UK units:
    1ST (UK) ARMOURED DIVISION (-)(REIN)
    7TH ARMORED BRIGADE
    1ST BATTALION THE BLACK WATCH
    1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS
    THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
    2D ROYAL TANK REGIMENT
    3D REGIMENT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY
    32 ENGINEER REGIMENT
    16TH AIR ASSAULT BRIGADE
    1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
    3D BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
    1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT
    7TH PARACHUTE REGIMENT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY
    3D COMMANDO BRIGADE (-)
    40 COMMANDO GROUP
    42 COMMANDO GROUP
    29 COMMANDO REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY
     
  10. If you want to see all USMC unit awards, but it does not include foreign nations, then see http://www.usmc.mil/directiv.nsf/f9680e9c347564e3852570b4005a0bf0/c53d73c0f1cff3de8525733f004b1f5e/$FILE/NAVMC%202922.pdf which is current through 2005.
    Also ran across the notation that JTF-2 (Canadain Spec Ops Group) was awarded the PUC for ops in Afganistan.