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I am seeking corroboration for statements recently given to me in an oral history interview. While conducting an oral history interview, a veteran related the following information. He said that while serving as a draftee in Germany with the 2nd ACR in the mid-1960s, his company was assembled for an awards ceremony. The award, he recalls, was a Presidential Unit Citation (PUC). He describes the PUC ribbon accurately, relates there was much enthusiasm, the company CO paraded the lines and pined on the ribbon, and it resulted in a three day pass. In his souvenir collection he has the PUC he says he was given (and, it is a PUC). I am able to corroborate two PUCs for the 2nd ACR: the first in WWII and the second in ODS. Why, then, would the unit have a PUC awards ceremony in the 1960s? Given that our memories are, of course, subject to various omissions and distortions, can anyone recall or suggest a possible explanation? For example: did the 2nd ACR receive another PUC after WWII; did the 2nd ACR have a tradition of pinning the PUC on "new arrivals"; could it have been some sort of "unit day" re-enactment; or, was the 2nd ACR awarded some other unit distinction that would require an awards formation in the mid-1960s? Or something else? I have a second session with the interviewee scheduled and would appreciate any corroboration or follow-up questions that might be useful with which to further explore his memory. Thanking all in advance for your help. You may also respond off-line to R.Cook@alumni.indiana.edu / Respectfully, Robert Cook Independent Scholar ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----