USS Wiess Navy Unit Awards

Seal Team Support craft abaord USS Weiss APD 135
Special light SEAL support craft (LSSC)
boats were stowed in the ships Welin davits.

Gary Huesties STG3 on Saigon River USS Weiss APD 135
Gary Huesties STG3 on watch
going down the Saigon River.

SEAL team boarding USS Weiss at Nha Be, Vietnam.
SEAL team boarding the ship at Nha Be.

(Click the photos above to see a larger view)

(Reclassified LPR-135 on 01 January 1969)

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM)

15-FEB-1963 24-MAR-1963 I
(I = For Vietnam service from
1 JUL 58 - 3 JUL 65)

25-AUG-1964 28-SEP-1964 I

Combat Action Ribbon (CAR)


Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)

24-JAN-1969 09-FEB-1969

Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Gallantry Cross Medal Color, with Palm (Ribbon Only) (RVNGC)

30-NOV-1965 28-JAN-1966
17-FEB-1966 26-MAR-1966
06-APR-1966 23-JUN-1967
03-JUL-1967 15-JUL-1967
01-AUG-1967 11-SEP-1968
21-SEP-1968 04-OCT-1968
08-NOV-1968 06-DEC-1968
30-DEC-1968 24-JAN-1969

Vietnam Service Medal (VSM)

25-NOV-1965 11-DEC-1965
05-JAN-1966 19-JAN-1966
26-JAN-1966 30-JAN-1966
05-MAR-1966 18-MAR-1966
25-MAR-1966 06-APR-1966
30-MAY-1967 11-JUN-1967
23-JUN-1967 03-JUL-1967
15-JUL-1967 01-AUG-1967
10-SEP-1968 04-FEB-1969
10-FEB-1969 12-FEB-1969