Presidential Unit Citation, with oak leaf
Genuine WWII US Presidential Unit Citation, pin back.
This PUC has an oak leaf pined on it, which means the citation was awarded twice.
The Presidential Unit Citation is awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II). The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions so as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. Worn on the dress uniform.