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Squadron Awards

A discussion on Facebook made me think:   What awards has VP-4 gotten throughout the years, and if VP-4 was a person, what would the Medals or Ribbons look like.

Well, after search through the information US NAVY AWARDS (the Chief of Naval Operations official website for Navy awards.) I found an incorrect list (some of my unit awards from my DD-214 are not listed) of the awards for the Squadron from January 1967 through May 2011.

Without further adieu:

Navy Expeditionary Medal(6); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal(8); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Navy Expeditionary Medal(6); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal(8); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal(2); Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Some ribbons for your viewing pleasure

Navy Unit Commendation(4); Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation(10); Navy Battle 'E'(4); Navy Expeditionary Medal(6); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal(8); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Coast Guard Special Operation Serivce Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Navy Unit Commendation(4); Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation(10); Navy Battle ‘E'(4); Navy Expeditionary Medal(6); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal(8); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal(2); Coast Guard Special Operation Serivce Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

So I collected all the awards I could find (in 20 min of searching) and put the list into a spread sheet.  Here is the break down of awards

Awards table
Cited Unit Start Date End Date Award
VP-4 1-Jan-1967 1-Jul-1967 Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal Color with Palm)
VP 4 DET CUBI POINT 1-Feb-1967 30-Jul-1967 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 1-Aug-1968 31-Jan-1969 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 21-Nov-1968 31-Dec-1968 Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal Color with Palm)
VP 4 DET OF 1-Dec-1969 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP-4 1-Dec-1969 31-May-1970 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP 4 DET OF 1-Apr-1970 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP-4 9-Sep-1970 31-Oct-1970 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP 4 DET CUBI POINT 1-Feb-1971 30-Jul-1971 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP-4 1-Feb-1971 30-Jul-1971 Navy Unit Commendation
VP 4 DET CUBI POINT 1-Feb-1972 15-Jul-1972 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP-4 10-May-1975 31-Oct-1975 Humanitarian Service Medal
VP-4 12-May-1975 16-May-1975 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP 4 PART ELEMENT 15-May-1975 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP 4 SP PROJ DET BARBERS POINT 8-Dec-1978 6-Jun-1979 Navy Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 8-Dec-1978 6-Jun-1979 Navy Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 1-Jan-1979 30-Jun-1980 Navy E Ribbon
VP 4 DET SPEC PROJS 1-Oct-1979 31-Dec-1981 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP 4 PART AIRCREWS 21-Nov-1979 20-Jun-1980 Navy Expeditionary Medal
VP 4 SP PROJ DET BARBERS POINT 21-Nov-1979 30-Sep-1980 Navy Expeditionary Medal
VP 4 PART AIRCREWS 10-Feb-1981 30-Jun-1981 Navy Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 10-Feb-1981 31-Mar-1981 Navy Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 16-Apr-1986 10-Jul-1986 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP-4 1-Dec-1988 8-Dec-1988 Coast Guard Special Operation Serivce Ribbon
VP-4 26-Jul-1989 12-Sep-1989 Navy Unit Commendation
VP-4 10-Nov-1990 10-Mar-1991 Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
VP-4 17-Jan-1991 7-Feb-1991 Navy Unit Commendation
VP 4 PART CREWMEMBERS 1-Dec-1995 31-Mar-1996 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 1-Jan-1996 31-Dec-1996 Navy E Ribbon
VP-4 1-Jan-1997 31-Dec-1997 Navy E Ribbon
VP 4 DET 25-May-1997 30-Jun-1997 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 1-Jul-1997 30-Sep-1997 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP 4 PART CREWMEMBERS 1-Oct-1997 28-Nov-1997 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
PATRON 4 16-Dec-1998 20-Dec-1998 Navy Unit Commendation
VP-4 11-Sep-2001 7-Oct-2003 Meritorious Unit Commendation
VP-4 1-Oct-2001 31-Dec-2001 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
VP-4 1-Jan-2002 31-Dec-2002 Navy E Ribbon
VP 4 DET 11-Mar-2011 31-May-2011 Humanitarian Service Medal

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