Battleship's Awards and Decorations earned in nearly 50 years of service

 

Battle Record of the USS New Jersey

Awards and Decorations

First Row: Combat Action Ribbon and Navy Unit Commendation with Bronze Star  Second Row: Navy "E" Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, China Service Medal  Third Row: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Silver and 4 Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal  Fourth Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars  Fifth Row: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon  Sixth Row: Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Gallantry Cross Medal Color with Palm)  Seventh Row: Philippine Liberation Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

 

World War II - 9 Battle Stars Awarded
Action in the Asiatic - Pacific Theater of Operation  1944 - 1945

1.  Marshall Islands Operation   Battle Star
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls: January 29 - February 8, 1944
Bombardment of Mille Atoll: March 18, 1944

2.  Asiatic-Pacific Raids - 1944   Battle Star
Truk Attack: February 16 - 17, 1944
Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai Raid: March 30 - May 1, 1944
Truk, Satawan, Ponape Raid: April 29 - May 1, 1944

3.  Hollandia Operation  Battle Star
Aitape, Humboldt Bay, Tanahmerah Bay: April 21 - May 14, 1944

4.  Marianas Operation  Battle Star
Capture and Occupation of Saipan: June 11 - 24, 1944
Battle of the Philippine Sea: June 19 - 20, 1944
Capture and Occupation of Guam: July 12 - August 15, 1944
Palau, Yap, Ulithi Raid: July 25 - 27, 1944

5.  Western Caroline Islands Operation  Battle Star
Capture & Occupation of Southern Palau Islands: September 6 - October 14, 1944
Philippine Island Assaults: September 9 - 24, 1944

6.  Leyte Operation  Battle Star
Third Fleet Supporting Operations - Okinawa Attack: October 10, 1944
Northern Luzon & Formosa Attacks: October 13 - 14, 1944
Luzon Attacks: October 15, 17 - 19, 1944; November 5 - 6, 19 - 25, 1944
Visayas Attack: October 21, 1944

7.  Luzon Operation  Battle Star
Formosa Attack: January 3 - 4, 9, 15, 21, 1945
Luzon Attacks: January 6 - 7, 1945
China Coast Attacks: January 12, 16, 1945

8.  Iwo Jima Operation  Battle Star
5th Fleet Raids against Honshu & the Nansei Shoto: February 15 - 16, 25, 1945; March 1, 1945
Assault & Occupation of Iwo Jima: February 15 - March 4, 1945

9.  Okinawa Gunto Operation  Battle Star
5th & 3rd Fleet Raids in support of Okinawa Gunto Operation: March 17 - April 14, 1945

World War II - Medals and Achievement Awards

Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal for World War II
World War II Victory Medal: May 23, 1943 - December 31, 1946
Navy Occupation Service Medal / Asia: October 23, 1945 - January 29, 1946

Korean War - 4 Battle Stars Awarded
Flagship for Commander, 7th Fleet during both tours of duty  April - November 1951 and March - November 1953

1.  Communist China Spring Offensive   Battle Star
a)  May 16 - November 24, 1951
b)  April 22 - July 8, 1951

2.  United Nations Summer / Fall Offensive   Battle Star
July 9 - November 27, 1951

3.  Third Korean Winter   Battle Star
December 1, 1952 - April 30, 1953

4.  Korea Summer / Fall 1953  Battle Star
May 1 – July 27, 1953

Korean War - Medals and Achievement Awards

Korean Service Medal: Korean War Service was recognized by awarding the Korean Service Medal to qualifying members of all branches of the Armed Forces.  The Korean Service Medal was authorized by Executive Order on November 8, 1950, awarded for service between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954.

Vietnam War - 3 Battle Stars Awarded
September 1968 - April 1969

1.  Vietnamese Counter Offensive, Phase V  Battle Star
September 17 - November 1, 1968

2.  Vietnamese Counter Offensive, Phase VI  Battle Star
November 2, 1968 - February 22, 1969

3.  TET 1969 Counter Offensive   Battle Star
February 23 - April 1, 1969

Vietnam War - Medals and Achievement Awards

Vietnam Service Medal, September 29, 1968 - November 8, 1968
Vietnam Service Medal, Awarded Continuously - November 1968
Battle Efficiency "E" Award for Mission Excellence in Operation Sea Dragon, shelling North Vietnam until the bombing halt - November 1, 1968
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation - September 30 - October 4, 1968
Combat Action Ribbon for Performance Under Fire - October 26, 1968 & October 31, 1968
Navy Unit Commendation for contributions to U.S. effort in Southeast Asia - September 17, 1968 -  April 11, 1969

Lebanon Mission - 1 Campaign Star Awarded
Support of U.S. Marines, Multinational Peacekeeping Forces  Beirut, Lebanon, September 1983 - April 1984

1.  Beirut Lebanon, Armed Forces Expedition  Battle Star
September 23, 1983 - April 3, 1984

Lebanon Mission - Medals and Achievement Awards

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - September 23, 1983 - April 3, 1984
Navy Expeditionary Medal - July 1, 1983 - December 31, 1984
Battle Efficiency "E" Award for Mission Excellence
Department Excellence Award

Gulf War Mission - 2 Campaign Stars Awarded

1 Persian Gulf, National Defense Service  Battle Star
December 1989

2.  Persian Gulf, Armed Forces Expedition  Battle Star
December 2 - 14, 1989

Obtained from the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C.

 
 

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