Authorized under Executive Order 9075 (EO9075) on February 26th, 1942 during World War II.
Ribbon is dominated by a dark blue / purple coloring. It is wholly bordered by a decorative bronze overlay.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
It is conferred on units of the armed forces of the United States and of cobelligerent nations, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after Dec. 7, 1941.
The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. The degree of heroism required is the same that which would warrant award of the Distinguished Service Cross to an individual.
An individual assigned or permanently attached to, and also present for duty with, a unit in the action for which the Presidential Unit Citation is awarded may wear the emblem as a permanent part of their uniform.
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