United States Naval Forces
The Secretary of the Navy Takes pleasure in presenting the
Navy Achievement Medal
MICHAEL ALBERT HARRIS
RADIOMAN THIRD CLASS
UNITED STATES NAVY
For service as set forth in the following
For professional achievement while serving with the United States Forces engaged in riverine assault operations against the Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam from July 1968 to July 1969. Petty Officer HARRIS served as a radioman on board Armored Troop Carrier 152-1, a unit of River Assault Squadron FIFTEEN, engaged in support operations with elements of the Second Brigade, Ninth Infantry Division, United States Army. He participated in operations involving numerous combat missions which struck deep into the enemy infested waters of the Mekong Delta and inflicted heavy losses to the enemy. In each instance, he reacted quickly and courageously. Despite exceedingly long operational periods, he unfailingly met the requirements of the combat situation with enthusiasm and determination. His efforts were instrumental in keeping his boat in a combat operational status and fighting it to its full capability. Petty Officer HARRIS’ performance of duty, sense of responsibility and courage under fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Petty Officer HARRIS is authorized to wear the Combat "V".
For the Secretary of the Navy
E. R. Zumwalt, Jr.
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam
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