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that served in Vietnam with the
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Republic of Vietnam 1964 ~ 1969, 1975
 
 
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Combat Action Ribbon
 

The Combat Action Ribbon was established on February 17, 1969, by Secretary of the Navy John H. Chafee and announced by SECNAVNOTE 1650 of February 17, 1969. The Annual Defense Authorization Bill (Public Law 106-65) signed into law by President Clinton on October 5, 1999, authorized the Secretary of the Navy to award the Combat Action Ribbon to members of the Navy or Marine Corps who participated in combat during any period after December 6, 1941.

The Combat Action Ribbon originally took effect on March 1, 1961; however, with the passage of Public Law 106-65 (cited above), award of the Combat Action Ribbon may now be made retroactive to December 7, 1941.

The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in the Marine Corps) and below who have actively participated in ground or surface combat.

Personnel who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge while a member of the Army may be authorized to wear the Combat Action Ribbon. The principal criterion is that the recipient must have participated in a bona fide ground or surface combat firefight or in an action during which he was under enemy fire and his performance while under fire was satisfactory.

 
 
 
 
9th Marines
RVN Operations
Apache Snow
Big Horn
Big Lodge
Buffalo
Cameron Falls   
Chinook II   
Cimarron
Con Thien
County Fair
Dawson River
Dawson River
   Afton
Deckhouse V
Dewey Canyon I
Double Eagle   
Double Eagle II
Eagle Pull
Frequent Wind
Georgia   
Georgia Tar
Harvest Moon   
Hastings/
   Deckhouse II
Herkimer
   Mountain
Hickory/
   Beau Charger
Hickory II  
Houston
Independence
Kentucky
Kern
Khe Sanh
Kingfisher
Kings
Lancaster I
Lancaster II
Liberty
Macon
Mississippi
Montana Mauler
Napoleon/Saline
Napoleon/
   Saline II
Neosho
Neosho II
Pegasus
Prairie
Prairie II
Prairie III
Prairie IV
Prairie V
Scotland
Scotland II
Shawnee
Sterling
Sutter
Suwannee
Utah Mesa
Virginia Ridge
War Bonnet 

TAOR-Tactical Area of Responsibility

I Corps, Da Nang, Red Beach, China Beach, Hill 55, Hill 327, Hill 282, An Hoa, Leatherneck Square, Dong Ha, Camp Carroll, Con Thien, Gio Linh, Cua Viet River, Quang Tri, Khe Sanh, Rockpile, Vandergrift, Ashau Valley, Dai Loc