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Enhetsutmärkelse: Navy/Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation   Förenta staterna (USA)

Instiftad år: 1942 Valör: Brons
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Uppladdad: 2007-10-02 02:52:48, av: PeO Sandberg.

Uppladdad: 2013-01-15 20:44:54, av: Tom Nøkleby.


2013-01-16 10:00:41Tom Nøkleby
Led by the United States and composed of special operations forces from eight nations, Task Force K-Bar (originally Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - South) was the first major ground deployment in the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, operating from October 2001 to April 2002.

Originally operating out of Oman's Masirah Air Base before deploying themselves directly in southeastern Afghanistan, K-Bar was under the command of then-Captain Robert Harward, a US Navy SEAL. Harward was full of praise for the troops under his command, and later stated that the Canadian Joint Task Force 2 team was his first choice for any direct action mission.

In total, K-Bar ran 42 reconnaissance and surveillance missions, and an unreported number of combat missions that resulted in the capture of 107 Afghans and the deaths of at least 115.

In 2004, the units participating in Task Force K-Bar were each awarded the Presidential Unit Citation by George W. Bush for their service in Afghanistan.
Among these, there are 101 Danish and 70 Norwegian Special Forces soldiers who were decorated

2013-01-16 09:48:01Tom Nøkleby
The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy.

The collective degree of valor (combat heroism) against an armed enemy by the unit nominated for the PUC is the same as that which would warrant award of the individual award of the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross or Navy Cross. In some cases, one or more individuals within the unit may have also been awarded individual awards for their contribution to the actions for which their entire unit was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.

The Citation is carried on the receiving unit's colors in the form of a blue streamer, 4 ft (1.2 m) long and 2.75 in (7.0 cm) wide. For the Army, only on rare occasions will a unit larger than battalion qualify for award of this decoration.