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Presidential Unit Citation

Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation

Navy Unit Commendation (Four Awards)

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Three Awards)

Battle Efficiency Award (Five Awards)

Navy Expeditionary Medal (Four Awards)

China Service Medal

American Campaign Medal

World War Two Victory Medal

Navy Occupation Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal (Three Awards)

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Seven Awards)

Vietnam Service Medal (Five Awards)

Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (Two Awards)

Humanitarian Service Medal

Sea Service Ribbon (17 Awards)

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

 

 

 

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I have two main sources for the information on this page. They are OPNAVNOTE 1650 and the USS Midway 1992 decommissioning ceremony program. Neither has very much detail on the awards Midway received throughout her career, but the chart below shows a good representation of them. If you are looking to check on your own awards, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for information on how to find them.

 

Please do not ask me to check awards for you.

The information on this page is the full extent I can go on helping anyone.

 

 

 

Decommissioning

Program

OPNAVNOTE 1650

CVA - 41

OPNAVNOTE 1650

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Presidential Unit Citation

Presidential

Unit Citation

APR 72 ~ FEB 73

30 APR 72 ~ 09 FEB 73

Not Listed

Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation

Joint Meritorious

Unit Commendation

JUN 91

Not Listed

10 ~ 28 JUN 91

Navy Unit Commendation (Four Awards)

Navy Unit

Commendation

(Four Awards)

APR ~ NOV 65

APR 75

JAN 78 ~ JUN 79

OCT 90 ~ APR 91

16 APR ~ 04 NOV 65

29 ~ 30 APR 75

01 JAN 78 ~ 30 JUN 79

17 JAN ~ 07 FEB 91

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Three Awards)

Meritorious Unit

Commendation

(Three Awards)

MAY ~ OCT 71

NOV 79 ~ FEB 80

SEP 88 ~ DEC 89

07 MAY ~ 28 OCT 71

13 NOV 79 ~ 08 FEB 80

27 JUL 82 ~ 01 MAY 84

Battle Efficiency Award (Five Awards)

Battle Efficiency

Award

(Five Awards)

JAN 76 ~ JUN 77

JUL 77 ~ DEC 78

JUL 80 ~ DEC 81

JAN 82 ~ JUN 83

JAN 90 ~ DEC 90

Not Listed

01 JAN 76 ~ 30 JUN 77

01 JUL 77 ~ 31 DEC 78

01 JUL 80 ~ 31 DEC 81

01 JAN 82 ~ 30 JUN 83

01 JAN 90 ~ 31 DEC 90

Navy Expeditionary Medal (Four Awards)

Navy Expeditionary

Medal

(Four Awards)

APR ~ JUN 79

NOV 79 ~ FEB 80

AUG ~ NOV 80

MAR ~ MAY 81

Not Listed

15 APR ~ 06 JUN 79 *f

21 NOV 79 ~ 07 FEB 80 *h

19 AUG ~ 13 NOV 80 *h

12 MAR ~ 19 MAY 81 *h

China Service Medal

China Service

Medal

FEB ~ MAY 55

Not Listed

Not Listed

American Campaign Medal

American Campaign

Medal

NOV 45 ~ MAR 46

Not Listed

Not Listed

World War Two Victory Medal

World War Two

Victory Medal

SEP 45 ~ DEC 46

Not Listed

Not Listed

Navy Occupation Service Medal

Navy Occupation

Service Medal

DEC 47 ~ OCT 54

Not Listed

Not Listed

National Defense Service Medal (Three Awards)

National Defense

Service Medal

(Three Awards)

JUN 50 ~ JUL 54

DEC 60 ~ AUG 74

JAN 91 ~ MAR 91

Not Listed

Not Listed

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Seven Awards)

Armed Forces

Expeditionary

Medal

(Seven Awards)

SEP ~ DEC 58

MAR ~ APR 61

APR ~ JUN 65

OCT 71

APR 75

NOV 87 ~ MAR 88

SEP ~ DEC 89

06 ~ 10 SEP 58 *a

12 ~ 29 SEP 58 *a

12 ~ 30 OCT 58 *a

11 ~ 15 NOV 58 *a

30 NOV ~ 12 DEC 58 *a

24 ~ 25 MAR 61 *b

28 MAR ~ 07 APR 61 *b

09 APR ~ 11 MAY 65 *b

20 MAY ~ 28 JUN 65 *b

17 ~ 19 OCT 71 *c

29 APR ~ 30 APR 75 *d

16 NOV ~ 24 DEC 87 *g

11 JAN ~ 15 FEB 88 *g

15 SEP ~ 22 NOV 89 *g

Vietnam Service Medal (Five Awards)

Vietnam Service

Medal

(Five Awards)

JUL ~ NOV 65

MAY ~ JUN 71

JUN ~ OCT 71

MAY ~ NOV 72

JAN ~ FEB 73

22 JUL ~ 26 AUG 65

10 SEP ~ 09 OCT 65

18 OCT ~ 04 NOV 65

17 MAY ~ 09 JUN 71

29 JUN ~ 20 JUL 71

31 JUL ~ 17 AUG 71

26 SEP ~ 11 OCT 71

01 MAY ~ 01 JUN 72

11 JUN ~ 07 JUL 72

16 JUL ~ 13 AUG 72

23 AUG ~ 10 SEP 72

19 SEP ~ 12 OCT 72

23 OCT ~ 23 NOV 72

03 ~ 22 DEC 72

31 DEC 72

04 ~ 24 JAN 73

03 ~ 09 FEB 73

Not Listed

Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (Two Awards)

Southwest Asia

Campaign Medal

(Two Awards)

OCT ~ DEC 90

JAN ~ MAR 91

Not Listed

02 NOV 90 ~ 14 MAR 91

Humanitarian Service Medal

Humanitarian Service

Medal

APR 75

29 ~ 30 APR 75 *e

Not Listed

Sea Service Ribbon (17 Awards)

Sea Service

Ribbon

(17 Awards)

AUG 74 ~ AUG 91

Not Listed

Not Listed

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam

Gallantry Cross

Unit Citation

Listed, but

without date(s)

05 OCT 65

09 OCT 65

30 MAR ~ 15 JUL 72

Not Listed

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Republic of Vietnam

Campaign Medal

Listed, but

without date(s)

Not Listed

Not Listed

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation

Medal

(Saudi Arabia)

Listed, but

without date(s)

Not Listed

Not Listed

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Kuwait Liberation

Medal

(Kuwait)

Listed, but

without date(s)

Not Listed

Not Listed

 

 

 

OPNAVNOTE 1650 NOTES:
*a
= Taiwan Straits (23 AUG 50  ~  01 JUN 63)

*b = Vietnam (01 JUL 58  ~  03 JUL 65)

*c = Korea (01 OCT 66  ~  03 JUN 74)

*d = Operation FREQUENT WIND (29  ~  30 APR  75)

*e = Operation FREQUENT WIND (29  ~  30 APR  75)

*f = Iran/Indian Ocean (06 DEC 78  ~  06 JUN 79)

*g = Persian Gulf (24 JUL 87  ~  01 AUG 80

*h = Iran/Indian Ocean (21 NOV 79  ~  20 OCT 81)

 

 

PUBLIC LAW 107-314-DEC.2, 2002 (BOB STUMP NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003):
SEC. 542. OPTION TO CONVERT AWARD OF ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL AWARDED FOR OPERATION FREQUENT WIND TO VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL.

  • (a) IN GENERAL. - The Secretary of the military department concerned shall, upon the application of an individual who is an eligible Vietnam evacuation veteran, award that individual the Vietnam Service Medal, notwithstanding any otherwise applicable requirements for the award of that medal. Any such award shall be made in lieu of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal awarded the individual for participation in Operation Frequent Wind.
     

  • (b) ELIGIBLE VIETNAM EVACUATION VETERAN. - For purposes of this section, the term "eligible Vietnam evacuation veteran" means a member or former member of the Armed Forces who was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for participation in military operations designated as Operation Frequent Wind arising from the evacuation of Vietnam on April 29 and 30, 1975.

 

 

REFERENCES:
USS Midway 1992 decommissioning ceremony program.

OPNAVNOTE 1650

PUBLIC LAW 107-314-DEC.2, 2002 (BOB STUMP NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003)

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~ Replacement Medals ~

 

Veterans are entitled to one replacement set of their medals. The Standard Form (SF 180),  is recommended for requesting medals and awards. Provide as much information as possible and write "Do not open in mailroom" on the outer envelope. Send the form to:

 

Bureau of Naval Personnel Liaison Office
Room 5409, 9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

 

 

To obtain information about unit awards earned, contact the Chief of Naval Operations, Awards and Special Projects Branch at the address below. This office can identify awards earned by Navy units.

 

Chief of Naval Operations
Awards and Special Projects Branch (Code N09B33)
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000

 

 

 

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