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Help with Vietnam USAF PUC

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Hope everyone is staying safe. Below you will find a picture of my Father-in-Law's ribbon rack off his dress blues. He graduated from USAFA in 1969 and was a C-141 driver during Vietnam with the 76 MAS from around 1970 to 1974. I'm trying to figure out how he got the PUC. Its not annotated on his DD-214 (of which I have attached a close up decorations section. But neither are 3 of his Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards (the three oak leafs on the second ribbon). I figured out that his first AFOUA was probably awarded to USAFA from 69-69 and the other three were awarded to the 76 MAS during his time with them. But I have not had any luck finding out if the 76 MAS or the group or wing it was attached to earned a PUC in Vietnam. I was hoping someone here might have an idea or access to Air Force unit award records from the period. Thanks!

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A picture of the Combat Crew badge I found in the uniform pocket and his flight suit with his 76 MAS patch.

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Hoping to find a document like this Air Force Pamphlet on the Korean War Battles Honors for Vietnam. If anything hopefully, someone finds this Korean War AFP 900-1-2 as useful as I did for research.

https://books.google.com/books?id=1_9HAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=6127th+air+terminal+group&source=bl&ots=atfh1kAPp5&sig=ACfU3U3N2Sfr7MP2Tb8VNuF_4jMxwSGQqg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjR64bd0uDoAhUZbs0KHaL6ANY4ChDoATAAegQICBAB#v=onepage&q&f=false

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According to the Air Force Historical Research Agency, the 76 MAS did not receive a PUC. The unit did receive six AFOUA from 1963 to 1973. If you can find another unit your father may have been assigned to, it may open a door to answer the question of the PUC.


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Thanks for the reply decwriter. I saw that as well. The AFHRA fact pages are notoriously incomplete so I hoping I could find another source. Or I figured a wing or group that the 76 MAS was attached to might have received one.

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