SHIP’S CREW| Commendations & Medals
The SHENANDOAH received many awards during her 13-years of Naval service. Her three Battle Efficiency “E”s were one of the Tough Tenders’ greatest achievements, and source of great pride by her C.O.’s; most assuredly.
The ship’s awards were due to outstanding performance of the duties of the seven Commanding Officers, their X.O.’s, CMC’s, and thousands of officers and enlisted crew serving aboard during her service.
Below is the first crew commendation award plaque mounted on SHENANDOAH’s bulkhead:
SHENANDOAH’s crew also received some of the U.S. Navy’s highest commendations as well. All hands receiving awards while serving in SHENANDOAH throughout her history will be honored here in chronological order. Let it be known to all that these are the pride of the Tough Tender’s crew.
Please join us in honoring our esteemed award winners!
U.S. Navy Expert Pistol Medal
HTFA Wussow, Troy Michael • Firing Date: 17 Jun 1983
U.S. Navy Achievement Medal
LCDR Donzell, Deidra Barnes • Action Date 20 May 1983 – 17 Dec 1983
U.S. Navy Commendation Medal
LCDR Donzell, Deidra Barn• Action Date: 18 DEC 1983 – 5 APR 1985
SHENANDOAH| Crew Award Submissions
Please use the form below to submit a SHENANDOAH sailor who received an award while serving aboard. They will be added to this historical Log. Please complete all fields within the form, and then click “submit.” The Yeoman will then be in contact with you as quickly as possible.
Award Submissions Form: