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Z-Gram #71; dated 23 January 1971

Battle Streamers for the Navy Flag

R 231525Z JAN 71
FM CNO (Z-71)

TO NAVOP
UNCLAS //N05750//

BATTLE STREAMERS FOR THE NAVY FLAG

1. THOSE HEROIC MEN WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE NAVY HAVE PASSED DOWN A PROUD HERITAGE. THOSE SHIPS AND MEN WHO PERFORMED SO GALLANTLY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, AT TRIPOLI, LAKE CHAMPLAIN, MANILA BAY, ON ATLANTIC CONVOY, AT MIDWAY, LEYTE, IN KOREA AND IN VIETNAM WILL BE HONORED AND ESTEEMED BY THEIR COUNTRYMEN THROUGH SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS.

2. IN ORDER THAT THE SACRIFICES OF OUR PREDECESSORS MAY BE APPROPRIATELY RECOGNIZED AND HONORED, THE DISPLAY OF BATTLE STREAMERS ON THE FLAGSTAFF BEARING THE NAVY FLAG HAS BEEN APPROVED. THUS FAR 27 STREAMERS WITH 23 SILVER STARS AND 33 BRONZE STARS TO COMMEMORATE THE WARS AND COMBAT ACTIONS OF OUR NAVY DURING ITS PROUD HISTORY HAVE BEEN APPROVED. THESE SYMBOLIZE 157 CAMPAIGNS AND MAJOR BATTLES AND 899 UNIT CITATIONS AND COMMENDATIONS.

3. SPECIFIC DETAILS CONCERNING BATTLE STREAMERS, THOSE AUTHORIZED, THEIR USE AND DISPLAY, ALONG WITH INFORMATION REGARDING PROCUREMENT AND STOCK POINTS WILL BE PROMULGATED SOON. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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Published:Wed Sep 21 12:34:40 EDT 2016