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~ Admiral Flatley Award ~
~ Ship Of The Year ~
~ Golden Anchor Award ~
~ Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Award ~
~ Thomas Jefferson Award ~
I have used several resources for the information on this page. They are OPNAVNOTE 1650, research from the Aircract Carrier Study Group, variuos publications, cruise book photos of the ribbon bar from some years and help from shipmates. No single source seems to be complete. So, this is the best piecing together I could do from all the sources.
If you have credible sources for awards or good pictures of the ribbon bar from any years, I would appreciate any input so we can get the full and complete Awards history correct. Read through your cruisebooks. Some of them have a brief history of the ship and sometimes list awards or have pictures with the ribbon bar in the background. Thanks! If you are looking to check on your own personal awards, read below for information on how to find them. Please do not ask me to check for you. The information on this page is as far as I can go on helping anyone.
Medal & Ribbon References
~ 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
~ Ribbon & Medal Resources ~
Navy Medals & Ribbons - Order of Precedence
Navy Medals & Ribbons - Order of Precedence #2
Navy Medals & Ribbons - Order of Precedence #3
Navy Medals & Ribbons - Good Definitions
Official US Navy Unit Awards Document - OPNAV Notice 1650 - Download PDF
Military Graphics - Store with thorough listing of Medals & Ribbons
Build your own Ribbon Bar
Build your own Ribbon Bar #2
What the markings mean on a ship
Miscellaneous photos of the awards from various years:
1990 DoD photos
Can you identify row 2 of the ribbon bar? Best guess is L to R | Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal | WW2 Victory Medal | Presidential Unit Citation |
*** Note: CV-43 did not qualify for the first two or was ever awarded the 3rd as best I can determine. My assesment is that somehow they included CVE-57 (former USS Coral Sea) Awards.
Is that a Navigation award next to the ribbons???
Poster of the ship - 1982
1979/80 Cruise Book
1969/70 Cruise Book
1967/68 Cruise Book
1961 Engineering "E" on stack
1982 - Two big E's on the stack. Engineering and Air Excellence.
1973 Notice the 5 Mig kills displayed on vultures row
1955 Battle "E" on the bridge wing.
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