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Unit Details

Strength
Air Squadron
 
Type
Combat - Reconnaissance
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Description
Lineage and Honors History
Of the
12th EXPEDITIONARY INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON (ACC)
 
Lineage. 
Constituted 12th Photographic Technical Unit on 25 Sep 1944. 
Activated on 5 Oct 1944.  Inactivated on 31 May 1946. 
Activated on 6 Oct 1946.  Inactivated on 2 Jun 1949. 
Consolidated (16 Oct 1984) with the 12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Squadron, Command/Mobile, which was constituted, and activated, on 15 Dec 1967. 
Organized on 15 Feb 1968.   Inactivated on 15 Mar 1973. 
Redesignated 12th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 16 Oct 1984. 
Redesignated 12th Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 19 Nov 1998.  Activated on 1 Dec 1998.

Honors.
 
            Service Streamers.   World War II American Theater.
            Campaign Streamers. 
                                    Vietnam:
                                    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
                                    Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
                                    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
                                    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
                                    Tet 69/Counteroffensive 1969
                                    Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
                                    Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970
                                    Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970
                                    Southwest Monsoon 1970
                                    Commando Hunt V 1970-1971
                                    Commando Hunt VI 1971
                                    Commando Hunt VII 1971-1972
                                    Vietnam Ceasefire 1972-1973
 
            Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None
            Decorations. 
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 
15 Feb - 31 Dec 1968;
1 Feb - 31 Jul 1971;
1 Aug 1971 - 31 Jul 1972;
1 Aug 1972 - 1 Feb 1973. 
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 
15 Feb 1968-28 Jan 1973.

Assignments.
 
311th Photographic Wing, Mapping and Charting (later, 311th Reconnaissance Wing), 5 Oct 1944-31 May 1946. 
Ninth Air Force, 6 Oct 1946;
Fourteenth Air Force, 1 Feb-2 Jun 1949. 
Seventh Air Force, 15 Feb 1968-15 Mar 1973. 
363d Air Expeditionary Wing, 1 Dec 1998-.
 
Stations. 
Buckley Fld, CO, 5 Oct 1944;
MacDill Fld, FL, 17 Apr-31 May 1946. 
Brooks Fld, TX, 6 Oct 1946;
Greenville AAB (later, AFB), SC, 13 Nov 1946-2 Jun 1949. 
Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam, 15 Feb 1968-15 Mar 1973. 
Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, 1 Dec 1998-.

Emblem.
   Approved on 3 Jan 1969
Date Prepared.  30 Sep 1999
Supersedes  statement prepared on 30 Jan 1998.
Prepared by  Helen Weaver
Approved by Judy G. Endicott


40 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Ballengee, David, SSgt, (1970-1973)
  • Bastian, Mark, SSgt, (1967-1971)
  • Beusse, Lee, Sgt, (1967-1969)
  • Bittenbender, Donald, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Brogdon, James, TSgt, (1966-1978)
  • Brumbeloe, James, Sgt, (1970-1974)
  • Carvell, Richard, Capt, (1967-1971)
  • Champion, Patricia, Capt, (1968-1975)
  • Daley, Jr., Theodore, Sgt, (1967-1972)
  • Derrickson, Milton, SSgt, (1969-1972)
  • Everly, William, Lt Col, (1967-1989)
  • Gallup, John, 2nd Lt, (1971-1973)
  • Grizzle, William Dale, Sgt, (1969-1973)
  • Guenther, Steven, SMSgt, (1967-1989)
  • Harper, Richard, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Harrell, Moses, SMSgt, (1968-1994)
  • Hewelt, Barry, A1C, (1966-1970)
  • Howieson, Daniel, MSgt, (1963-1984)
  • Irving, William (Bill), MSgt, (1965-1985)
  • Johnson, John, SSgt, (1968-1972)
  • Kurtzberg, Jack, Sgt, (1968-1972)
  • Lemons, Richard, MSgt, (1954-1976)
  • Lyons, Sam, MSgt, (1960-1982)
  • Marble, Brad, Sgt, (1967-1971)
  • Morse, Bud, MSgt, (1964-1984)
  • Nowak, John, MSgt, (1967-1988)
  • O'Brien, Robert, Capt, (1967-1971)
  • Pearson, Arthur, SSgt, (1967-1971)
  • Pearson, Robert, SSgt, (1970-1978)
  • Perry, David, Sgt, (1970-1974)
  • Ronquillo, Fernando, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Salsburg, Bob, Sgt, (1968-1972)
  • Thorp, Walter, Maj, (1970-2000)
  • Toliver, Odell, 1stSgt, (1962-1982)
  • Weaver, John, Sgt, (1966-1970)
 

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Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Description
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 15 Feb 1968-28 Jan 1973.
1968
Lineage
Constituted 12th Photographic Technical Unit on 25 September 1944.
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