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Honorary Air Assault Badges for Vietnam Veterans

The Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has authorized the award of an Honorary Assault Badge to qualified Vietnam Veterans who served in the 101st Airborne Division or the 101st Air Mobile Division from 1965 to 1972.   Download the form by CLICKING HERE or go to  and follow the instructions.  Submit the completed form to the Screaming Eagle Association Office at:

101st Airborne Division

Association, PO Box 929

Fort Campbell, KY 42223.

The Rakkasan Association would like to make sure these awards are presented at the Rakkasan/52nd Hamburger Hill/30th Desert Shield Storm reunion June 21 to 25 at Clarksville and Ft Campbell. Follow updates about the schedule and register to attend on the EVENTS tab of this website. See below for an except from the SCREAMING EAGLE NEWSLETTER.


In honor of our veterans this Veteran’s Day, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is planning on recognizing our Vietnam veterans during the Week of the Eagles (June 21 -25, 2021). We would like to personally recognize the men and women that served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) with the Honorary Air Assault Badge due to their contributions and execution of air assault missions during the campaign. This is an Honorarium Award. Veterans who have provided the required criteria and who have been certified by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will be officially authorized to purchase and wear (or display) the Air Assault Badge. The Air Assault Badge may then be worn on civilian caps/clothing but is not authorized for wear on a uniform. It is also important to understand that this honorary recognition does not entitle the veteran to have the Air Assault

Badge added to his official military personnel record.

If you, or a veteran you know, meets all of the following qualifications, please reach out to the 101st Airborne Division Veteran’s Association or call 931-431-0199

QUALIFICATIONS: - Was in direct combat while assigned or attached to a combat unit in the 101st Airborne Division, 101st Air Cavalry Division or 101st Airborne Division (Air Mobile) in Vietnam during the period from 1965 – 1972;

- Was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal for Valor , Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, or Medal of Honor;

- Conducted 25 or more Combat Helicopter Assaults or a lesser number of “hot” Landing Zones;

- Graduated from Infantry AIT, NCOCC, OCS, IOBC, SERTS, CLC or RECONDO during the Vietnam war”



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