The Valorous Unit Award
For Extraordinary Heroism
is Awarded to the
Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
3d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division
and Its Subordinate Units including
1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment

 

 

For extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. During the period 18 June 2007 to 1 August 2007, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division and its subordinate units displayed extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baqubah, Iraq. The unitís gallantry, fortitude, courage, initiative, and skill enabled the expulsion and clearing of Al Qaeda from Baqubah. The unitís success exceeded all expectations and immeasurably contributed to the greater success of Multi-National Division-North and Multi-National Corps-Iraqís Operation Phantom Thunder. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Divisionís outstanding performance of duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects distinct credit upon the unit. Multi-National Force-Iraq, and the United States Army.

 

 

Permanent Orders Number 120-13

US Army Human Resources Command

30 April 2009