Navy Unit Commendation
Established by the Secretary of the Navy on December 18, 1944 and awarded by the Secretary with the approval of the President, this Unit commendation is conferred on any ship, aircraft, detachment, or other unit of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps which, subsequent to December 6, 1941, distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action against the enemy, but not sufficient to warrant award of the Presidential Unit Citation. It is also awarded for extremely meritorious service not involving combat but in support of military operations which were outstanding when compared to other units performing similar service.
The Ribbon with Bronze star signifies that Triton was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation twice. For those who served on board when it was awarded the first time, recipients were entitled to wear the ribbon only. For crew members who were on board for the second award, the bronze star was added to the ribbon.
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