8 Presidential Unit Citations
The Presidential Unit Citation, originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941. The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions so as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. The Citation is carried on the unit's regimental colours in the form of a blue streamer, long and wide. For the Army, only on rare occasions will a unit larger than battalion qualify for award of this decoration.
Since its inception by Executive Order 9075 on February 26, 1942 retroactive to December 7, 1941 to 2008, the Presidential Unit Citation has been awarded in such conflicts as…show more content… for Serravezza, Carrara and Fosdinovo (Gothic line)
100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) U.S. Army 1944 Belvedere and Sassetta, Italy War Department General Orders 66, 15 August 1944: 26 and 27 June 1944 - The stubborn desire of the men to close with a numerically superior enemy and the rapidity with which they fought enabled the 100th Infantry Battalion to destroy completely the right flank positions of a German army, killing at least 178 Germans, wounding approximately 20, capturing 73, and forcing the remainder of a completely disrupted battalion to surrender approximately 10 kilometers of ground. In addition, large quantities of enemy weapons, vehicles, and equipment were either captured or