USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association
USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association USS Coral Sea Awards USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association
  • The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - for the action of the Coral Sea in the evacuation of South Vietnam.

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation - for the support provided by the Coral Sea in the SS Mayaguez rescue.

  • Navy Unit Commendation (2 awarded) - for the April 1986 air raid (worked with the America) on Libya

  • Golden Anchor Award (5 awarded) - for the retention of personnel

  • Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross)

  • Admiral Flatley Award - for aviation safety.

  • National Defense Service Medal

  • Humanitarian Service medal

During the Coral Sea's 14th deployment in the Western Pacific, the 300,000 arrested landing was made. This is a record for aircraft carriers.

UNIT AWARDS AND CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION

SHIP/UNIT NAME AWARD START-DATE END-DATE REMARKS

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CORAL SEA CV 43 EM 01-FEB-1980 05-MAY-1980 D

11-OCT-1981 20-OCT-1981 D

20-JAN-1986 05-MAY-1986 F

HS 29-APR-1975 30-APR-1975 4

MU 07-MAR-1978 01-MAY-1980

30-MAR-1988 30-SEP-1989

NU 02-OCT-1985 19-MAY-1986

23-MAR-1986 17-APR-1986

CORAL SEA CVA 43 AE 25-APR-1961 28-APR-1961 I

30-APR-1961 01-MAY-1961 I

04-MAY-1961 09-MAY-1961 I

12-JAN-1962 19-JAN-1962 I

24-JAN-1962 27-JAN-1962 I

02-FEB-1965 05-MAR-1965 I

16-MAR-1965 17-APR-1965 I

02-MAY-1965 28-MAY-1965 I

23-JUN-1965 03-JUL-1965 I

23-JAN-1968 22-MAR-1968 J

10-DEC-1969 11-DEC-1969 J

29-APR-1975 30-APR-1975 N

15-MAY-1975 O

MU 27-OCT-1969 01-JUN-1970

22-APR-1975 30-APR-1975

15-MAY-1975

NU 07-FEB-1965 18-OCT-1965

12-AUG-1966 01-FEB-1967

13-AUG-1967 19-FEB-1968

10-OCT-1968 31-MAR-1969

15-DEC-1971 01-JUL-1972

RG 12-OCT-1965

20-NOV-1966 21-NOV-1966

29-DEC-1966

23-NOV-1967

02-DEC-1967

04-DEC-1967

20-DEC-1967 22-DEC-1967

20-JAN-1968

23-JAN-1968 27-JAN-1968

29-JAN-1968 19-FEB-1968

15-OCT-1968

17-OCT-1968 18-OCT-1968

21-OCT-1968

25-OCT-1968 27-OCT-1968

14-NOV-1968 16-NOV-1968

23-NOV-1968

25-NOV-1968

28-NOV-1968

01-DEC-1968 02-DEC-1968

04-DEC-1968 05-DEC-1968

30-DEC-1968

01-JAN-1969 03-JAN-1969

CORAL SEA CVA 43 RG 05-JAN-1969

07-JAN-1969 10-JAN-1969

14-JAN-1969 19-JAN-1969

22-JAN-1969

24-JAN-1969

26-JAN-1969

09-FEB-1969 20-FEB-1969

22-FEB-1969 03-MAR-1969

19-MAR-1969 31-MAR-1969

VS 04-JUL-1965 24-JUL-1965

11-AUG-1965 11-SEP-1965

21-SEP-1965 15-OCT-1965

12-SEP-1966 19-OCT-1966

30-OCT-1966

01-NOV-1966 04-DEC-1966

26-DEC-1966 01-FEB-1967

26-AUG-1967 01-OCT-1967

12-OCT-1967 28-OCT-1967

04-NOV-1967 05-NOV-1967

11-NOV-1967 08-DEC-1967

16-DEC-1967 07-JAN-1968

15-JAN-1968 21-FEB-1968

11-OCT-1968 03-NOV-1968

14-NOV-1968 08-DEC-1968

26-DEC-1968 27-JAN-1969

10-FEB-1969 02-MAR-1969

20-MAR-1969 30-MAR-1969

26-OCT-1969 18-NOV-1969

22-DEC-1969 19-JAN-1970

17-FEB-1970 09-MAR-1970

19-MAR-1970 11-APR-1970

28-APR-1970 01-JUN-1970

14-DEC-1971

31-DEC-1971 17-JAN-1972

26-JAN-1972 17-FEB-1972

01-APR-1972 11-MAY-1972

01-JUN-1972 11-JUN-1972

21-JUN-1972 02-JUL-1972

AWARD AWARD LONG FORM

AE Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

EM Navy Expeditionary Service Medal

HS Humanitarian Service Medal

MU Meritorious Unit Commendation

NU Navy Unit Commendation

RG Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation - Gallantry

VS Vietnam Service Medal

REMARKS CODES REMARKS CODE OPERATION

AE I. VIETNAM (1 JUL 58 - 3 JUL 65)

J. KOREA (1 OCT 66 - 3 JUN 74)

N. OPERATION FREQUENT WIND (29 APR 75 - 30 APR 75)

O. MAYAQUEZ OPERATION (15 MAY 75)

EM D. IRAN/INDIAN OCEAN (21 NOV 79 - 20 OCT 81)

F. LIBYA (20 JAN 86 - 27 JUN 86 (AFEM approved for

The period 12-17 Apr 1986. An individual may only

Be authorized one Expeditionary Medal for service

In Libya from 20 Jan 1986 through 27 Jun 1986.

Personnel who were in the Libyan area during the

Period 12 through 17 April 1986 may elect which

Expeditionary medal they will receive and wear.

Personnel who served in the area before 12 April

Or after 17 April 1986 must be authorized the

Navy or Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.

HSM 4. FREQUENT WIND (20-30 APR 75)