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Major Operations, Battles, & Clashes

The following listing is from the "Official" 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Lineage &  Honors certificate.

Campaign Participation Credit

 

World War II

Normandy

Northern France

Rhineland

Ardennes-Alsace

Central Europe

 

 

Vietnam

Counteroffensive, Phase II

Counteroffensive, Phase III

Tet Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase IV

Counteroffensive, Phase V

Counteroffensive, Phase VI

TET 69/Counteroffensive

Summer - Fall 1969

Winter - Spring 1970

Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase VII

(That amounts to 11 Battles Stars for the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon)

 

Persian Gulf War (Desert Shield  & Desert Storm 1991)

Defense of Saudi Arabia

Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

 

Global War on Terrorism (2001 - On-going)

Operation Iraqi Freedom III

 

 

 

Our "Official" Lineage & Honors Certificate lists the following Citations and Decorations

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ROER RIVER DAMS

( WDGO 31, 1947, notably to 10th Tank Battalion, but is to be inclusive to the 34th Armor )

Luxembourg Croix De Guerre, Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG

(DAGO 43, 1950 & DAGO 44, 1951, to 10th Armor , 34th Armor, 85th Cavalry Recon Squadron)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUOI TRE, VIETNAM 21 Mar 67

( DAGO 59, 1968 )

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK 1 May to 29 June 1970

( DAGO 43, 1972)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-67

( Oct 66 to 1 Aug 67, DAGO 48, 1971, which further amended DAGO 38, 1970, which amended DAGO 3, 1970 )

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-68 1 Aug 67 to Aug 68

( DAGO 48, 1971 )

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1-Sep- 68 to 30-Sep-70 

( DAGO 5, 1973 )

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 15-Feb - 30 - Sep 70

(DAGO 5, 1970)

Headquarters Company & Company A each additionally entitled to:

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class,  Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-70, 19 Sep 67 - 21 Jan 70 

 (DAGO 51, 1971)

Company B additionally entitled to:

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 12-Jul-65(*) to Oct 68

(DAGO 21, 1969)

 * (Dating is not an error - Although not in RVN in 1965, the unit served between the inclusive dates for this award.)

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class,  Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-70, 31 Jan 69 to 7 Apr 70

  ( DAGO 53, 1970)

Company C additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award,  Streamer embroidered QUANG TRI PROVINCE, 22 Apr 67 to 20 Aug 67

 (DAGO 43, 1972)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1-Sep-68 to 14-May-69

(DAGO 5, 1970)

Company D additionally entitled to:

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class,  Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 15-Jan-68 to 21-Jan-70

( DAGO 51, 1971 )

Valorous Unit Award, for battle against Iraqi Armor.

(24 February - February 1991, DAPO 71-1, 1992)

 

(Most of the above is from the Fort Belvoir Military on line web site - Note: DAGO is short for Department of The Army General Orders)

 

The following is a listing of military actions of which the Battalion has participated in the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. This listing is subject change, as there are many military actions currently being researched and documented prior to their listing. As a fighting armor battalion, the 2nd, Bn 34th Armor, was in constant demand by many units. Subsequently, our unit  history is intermingled with many different units. If you have any additions or corrections to the listing below, please contact the web master with your information. 

 

  • Operation Cedar Falls - 1967

  • Battle of Soui Tre / FSB Gold - 1967

  • Operation Yellowstone / Prek Lok - 1968

  • Battle of La Chu - 1968

  • Operation Wilderness - 1968

  • Operation Quyet Thang - 1968

  • Operation Saratoga - 1968

  • Operation Carentan II - 1968

  • Operation Toan Thang - Hau Nghia Province - 1968

  • Thunder Road - 1969

  • Operation Cliff Dweller IV - 1970

  • Operation Toan Thang 44 - Cambodia (Task Force Shoemaker) - 1970

 

  • Operation Desert Shield 1991

  • Operation Desert Saber - February 1991

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2005

 

 

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Creation Date:  May 1, 2000

Last Modified:  July 1, 2013

Copyright Denny L. Cherry, 2010.