The Secretary of the Navy takes great pleasure in commending SPECIAL PROJECT DELTA Detachment B52 for services set forth In the following CITATION:

For exceptionally meritorious service in action against enemy Viet Cong And North Vietnamese forces during the conduct of long-range reconnaissance Missions in the I Corps Tactical Zone, Republic of Vietnam, from 17 April to 17 June 1967 and from 15 July to 16 August 1967. PROJECT DELTA, attached to The III MARINE AMPHIBIOUS FORCE, was assigned the task of locating and Interdicting an enemy route of infiltration by which the enemy was moving large Quantities of men and munitions through the remote western regions of the I CORP Zone. Operating in an enemy controlled, extremly rugged jungle area, encompassing A total of 7000 square miles, PROJECT DELTA utilized highly skilled, combined United States and Republic of Vietnam Special Forces Teams, together with assault Helicopters and tactical air support, to effectively penetrate the objective area. The Small Delta reconnaissance teams outmaneuvered the enemy’s aggressive counter-Reconnaissance operation and located and recorded major enemy trail systems, food And supply caches, and base areas. Acting on this information, Delta’s Tactical Air Control Party planned and controlled devastating air strikes against these lucrative Targets with significant results. In addition, PROJECT DELTA conducted reconn-aissance in force operations, resulting in 57 confirmed enemy killed, 13 enemy Personnel captured, and large quantities of food and munitions destroyed. The Aggressiveness, skillful planning, andheroic conduct displayed by the officers and Men of PROJECT DELTA were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

All personnel attached to and serving with PROJECT DELTA during the period Designated above, or any part thereof, are hereby authorized to wear the NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION RIBBON.