GENERAL ORDER NUMBER 48

AWARD OF THE CIVIL ACTION HONOR MEDAL FIRST CLASS

IV. 2. The Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class has been awarded by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam for outstanding service during the period January 1968 through 24 September 1970 to the 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP, 1ST SPECIAL FORCES and itís assigned units.

The Citation reads as follows:
The 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP has distinguished itself as an outstanding, Combat-Experienced unit, which always displays an enthusiastic spirit of service. Since January 1968, the 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP, in addition to its combat operations against the Communist forces has collaborated closely with the Vietnamese Special Forces in its effort to implement civil affairs projects. These countless projects encompassed economic, educational, social and public welfare and transportation; assistance to refugees; and construction of churches, markets, medical facilities, schools, bridges and roads. With the achievement of these splendid results, the 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP has contributed significantly to the pacification and rural development program of the Vietnamese Government and at the same time has strengthened the existing bond of friendship between the Vietnamese and American people.
 

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