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Armed Forces Expeditionary Service 1958-

The Navy performed multiple peace keeping duties in the period following the Korean War in which foreign armed opposition was encountered or hostile action was imminent.

These included the amphibious and other actions of the Sixth Fleet in response to the appeal of the Lebanese Government in 1958, Seventh Fleet operations off Quemoy and Matsu and in the Taiwan Straits between August 1958 and June 1963, the Berlin crisis of 1961, support of the United Nations operations in the Congo between July 1960 and September 1962 and again in November 1964, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and the "quarantine" enforced by the Second Fleet, the Dominican operations in 1965 and 1966, certain actions in the Korean area during 1966 through 1974, carrier operations in support of Laos during 1961 and 1962, and of Vietnam, 1958 to 1965, of Cambodia, 1973, and of Thailand, 1958 to 1965 and 1973, operations to support evacuations from Cambodia, and Vietnam in 1975, operations in Lebanon bettween 1983 to 1987 (although no Navy ships/units are eligible after 1 August 1984), landings in Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Haiti, as well as operations in the Mediterranen, Libya in 1986, and the Persian Gulf from 1987 to 1990, and 1995 to the present. The Joint Chiefs of Staff determined the campaigns and their period of eligibility, except for El Salvador which was appointed by Congress.

In each of these operations the Navy's role was the worldwide utilization of sea power to deter or contain explicit acts of aggression, or for prolonged humanitarian operations.

5 Silver Stars

1. Berlin (1961-1963)
2. Cuba (1962-1963)
3. Dominican Republic (1965-1966)
4. Lebanon (1958)
5. Quemoy and Matsu Islands (1958-1963)
6. Taiwan Straits (1958-1959)
7. Korea (1966- 1974)
8. Congo ( 1960-1962)
9. Congo (1964)
10. Laos (1961-1962)
11. Vietnam (1958-1965)
12. Cambodia (29 Mar 1973 - 15 Aug 1973)
13. Thailand (29 Mar 1973 - 15 Aug 1973)
14. Cambodia Evacuation (OP Eagle Pull) ( 11 Apr 1975 - 13 Apr 1975)
15. Vietnam Evacuation (Op Frequent Wind) (29 Apr 1975 - 30 Apr 1975)
16. Mayaquez OP (15 May 1975)
17. Lebanon (01 Jun 1983 - 01 Dec 1987*
18. Grenada (OP Urgent Fury) (23 Oct 1983 - 21 Nov 1983)
19. Libya (OP Eldorado Canyon) (12 Apr 1986 - 17 Apr 1986)
20. Persian Gulf (OP Ernest Will) 24 Jul 1987 - 01 Aug 1990)
21. Panama (OP Just Cause) (20 Dec 1989 - 31 Jan 1990)
22. Somalia (OP Restore Hope) (03 Dec 1992 - 31 Mar 1995)
23. Haiti (OP Uphold Democray) (16 Sep 1994 - 31 Mar 1993)
24. Persian Gulf/Iraq (OP Southern Watch) (01 Dec 1993 - TBD)
25. El Salvador (Appd by Congress) (01 Jan 1981 - 01 Feb 1992)

*Although the terminal date of Lebanon operations was established by Joint Chiefs of Staff as 1 December 1987, no Navy ships/units are considered to be eligible after 1 August 1984.

24 March 1998