Unit Citations for Third Recon Bn, and subordinate units.
Presidential Unit Citation for 3rd Marine Division units for the period 8 March 1965 to 15 Sept 1967
Navy Unit Commendationawarded to 3rd Recon Bn. for the period 22 Sept 1965 to 15 March 1966.
Navy Unit Commendation awarded to 3rd Recon Bn. for the period 16 Sept 1967 to 31 July 1968.
Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to 3rd Recon Bn. for the period 1 Aug 1968 to 30 Sep 1968.
Units within the Battalion:
Presidential Unit Citation awarded to 1st Marine Division and supporting units including H&S, Alpha, Charlie, and Delta Companies, 3rd Recon for the period 16 Sep 1966 - 22 Nov 1966.
Presidential Unit Citation
awarded to 26th Marines and
supporting units including Bravo Co - 3rd Recon, 3rd Platoon/Delta Co. 3rd
1st Platoon/Alpha Co. 3rd Recon for the period 21 Jan 1968 - 1 Apr 1968.
Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to 1st Amtrac Bn. and supporting units including selected teams from 3rd Recon Bn. for the period 1 Oct 1968 to 9 Dec 1968. Teams include: Hay Ride, Side Dish, Grasshopper, Ringlet, Driving Test, Air Minded, Church View, Football Stars, Heritage, Albatross, Bazaar, Deer Fern, Big Shot, Jacksonville, Witty Ordeal, Dock Leaf, Constitution, Parasol, Penguin, Alexander, Amanda, & Dust Light (2A2).
Army Presidential Unit Citation (a) awarded to 9th Marines and supporting units including Provisional Reconnaissance Company made up of selected teams from 3d Recon Bn. for the period 22 Jan -18 Mar 69. (Operation Dewey Canyon).
Valorous Unit Award awarded to 2d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, and supporting units including 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company for the period 7 Dec 1969 - 16 Feb 1970.
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group, Philippines Amphibious Ready Group Alpha, including 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 3rd Recon Bn. for the period 21 Oct 1970 to 26 Oct 1970.
Navy Unit Commendation awarded to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn, 4th Marines and supporting units including 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 3rd Recon Bn. for the period 5 Mar 1968 to 31 May 1968.
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