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Military History/Unit awards for MAG-11 and MAG-12


Hello Mr. Leepson,
I am a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, I served with H&MS-12, MAG-12 between August 1965 and August 1966.  I also served with VMF(AW)-235, MAG-11 between October 1967 and August 1968.  I am trying to research what type of awards these individual units or each respective Marine Air Group earned for the time periods that I was assigned during the war.  I have tried online and could not find any specific information. Hopefully, you can assist me
Thank you.

I recommend you contact  the USMC History Division. The web site is

If you have trouble navigating, I have a phone number for their library staff, who are very helpful. I'd include it, but I'm traveling and have that info in my office. I'll be back tonight, though, so let me know if you need it tomorrow.

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Marc Leepson


I can answer most questions dealing with all aspects of U.S. military history. My expertise is the Vietnam War. I also have written extensively about the U.S. Civil War, World War II, World War I, The Philippine War, and the American Revolution. My books include a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the history of the American Flag, and the post-Jefferson history of Monticello, and therefore know a great deal about those specific subjects. I specialize in writing about matters of strategy--not tactics. And I also am interested in personalities. I have very little knowledge about ordnance or the value of old military memorabilia. Nor do I know a lot about uniforms and insignia--except about the Vietnam War. To repeat: I have no expertise in assessing the value of ordnance or uniforms or any type of military equipment. And my knowledge about military uniforms is only limited to those of the Vietnam War era. If you have questions on these topics, I recommend contacting an antiques dealer in your area who specializes in military uniforms, ordnance, etc.


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