Sample Display Recognition:
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
|Heavy Bond Enclosure|
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the followind:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
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on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Mayaguez Incident Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
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Intended as a covert means of supplying large numbers of weapons to anti-Communist forces marshaled by the White House to wage an unlimited guerilla operation against the predicted North Vietnamese victors of the Vietnam War, Murphy's Law spelled predictable doom for the first supply mission to be delivered by the Merchant vessel S.S. Mayaguez. Everything that could go wrong did. White House failure to fully advise the ship's Captain and crew of the Mission's real intent and the planned attack by friendly forces masquerading as villains, the crew's attempt to repel the pretend attackers resulted in bungling interference that resulted in American military fatalities that nearly matched the number of 'rescued' Merchant Marine crewmembers. The event almost provoked full-scale American military re-entry into the Vietnam War, requiring a National Security Alert and activation of theater military forces. Awarded for Service during the Operation Period: 12 through 15 May 1975.