Awards

 

Awards

The 122d received the following awards for its participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf War. All soldiers assigned or attached to the 122d are eligible to wear these awards.


Meritorious Unit Citation

                                            
Southwest Asia Service Medal          Kuwait Liberation Medal          Kuwait Liberation Medal    
(With up to 3 Bronze Service Stars)       (Saudi Arabia)                               (Kuwait)                
                                                                                


Campaign Participation

The 122d participated in the following campaigns during the Persian Gulf War

Defense of Saudi Arabia (August 2, 1990 – January 16, 1991)

Liberation and Defense of Kuwait (January 17, 1991 – April 11, 1991)

Southwest Asia Cease Fire (April 12, 1991 – November 30, 1995)

All soldiers who were present during these periods are eligible to wear a Bronze Service Star on the Southwest Asia Service Medal for each campaign in which they participated.


Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM)

During the period March 2, 1991 through May 9, 1991,  288 soldiers of the 122d performed numerous acts of humanitarian assistance to over 25,000 starving and war ravaged civilian personnel and refugees along the Kuwait-Iraq border in the vicinity of Safwan, Iraq. These soldiers were nominated by name, rank and service number, for the Humanitarian Service Medal for directly providing Medical Care, Food and Water, and the repair of critical equipment and facilities. These soldiers are identified as "Safwan Support" in the Personnel Rosters.
Final determination of the award is unknown.


Overseas Service Bar (OSB)

In accordance with the provisions of AR 670-1, Chapter 27.26, Paragraph d.(9) (September 1, 1992):

"One Overseas Service Bar is authorized for each 6 months Federal service as a member of a U.S. Service in the Persian Gulf from 17 January 1991 to a date to be determined for Operation Desert Storm.  Both the month of arrival in Operation Desert Storm and the month of departure from Operation Desert Storm will count as a whole month."

The 122d arrived in theater on December 25, 1990, which is prior to the start date mentioned above, and departed theater on May 23-24, 1991.  Based on the above, although the 122d was in the theater for the six months from December 1990 through May 1991, the 122d was only in theater for five months during Operation Desert Storm. Therefore the soldiers of the 122d missed qualifying for the OSB by as little as eight days.