Wednesday, August 02, 2006

48 Years Ago Today

Nautilus -- 90 North. The day the nuclear submarine truly proved what it could do. (And still one of only two events for which the crew got to wear a distinguishing device on their Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.)

Molten Eagle had more about this historic achievement last year. Since Molten Eagle asked trivia questions, I guess I can too: What is the other "device" (other than oak leaf clusters and bronze stars for repeat awards) that has been authorized for wear on PUC ribbons? Answers in the comments, please.


At 9:08 AM, Blogger jeff said...

A star to denote multiple awards is all I can find.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger jeff said...

Looks like nobody else can find it either...
I did find that the Coast Guard, which didn't even have a PUC ribbon, is designing one as a result of getting one for their actions during and after Hurricane Katrina. It will have a "hurricane device."

More appropriate, and I assume the correct answer is this:
"-- A bronze globe was authorized for wear on the Navy Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the crew of the USS Triton (SSN 586) for service between February 16 and May 10, 1960."

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Bubblehead said...

Yep, that's the other one.


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