History of the 21st Special Operations Squadron in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Activated on 30 Jun 1967. Organized on 15 Jul 1967. Redesignated 21st Special Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 1968. Inactivated on 22 Sep 1975.
Tactical Air Command, 30 Jun 1967; 507th Tactical Control Group, 15 Jul 1967; 56th Air Commando (later, 56th Special Operations) Wing, 27 Nov 1967; Thirteenth Air Force, 30 Jun-22 Sep 1975 (attached to 656th Special Operations Wing, 30 Jun-22 Sep 1975).
Shaw AFB, SC, 15 Jul-27 Nov 1967; Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, 27 Nov 1967-22 Sep 1975 (air echelon operated from Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 11-13 Apr 1975; the USS Midway, 20 Apr-2 May 1975; and U-Tapao RTNAF, Thailand, 2-5 May and 14-16 May 1975).
CH-3, 1967-1971; CH-53, 1970-1975.
Combat in Southeast Asia, Nov 1967-Aug 1973. Airlifted personnel from Saigon, Apr 1975 and airlifted US Marines in rescue of the SS Mayaquez, May 1975.
Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 1 Nov
1968-1 May 1969; 1 Oct 1969-30 Apr 1970; 1 Apr 1972-22 Feb 1973. Air Force
Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Sep 1970-30 Apr 1971; 1
Dec 1971-29 Feb 1972; 23 Feb 1973-28 Feb 1974; 24 Jan-2 May 1975.
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  Nov 1967-28 Jan 1973.
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