Capt. Hawk was awarded the medals and decorations pictured above for his service in the US Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. Among these are: 3 Silver Stars, 5 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, and other awards and decorations listed below.
The following are the awards and decorations authorized to be worn by Captain William Albracht, US Army Special Forces:
Silver Star for Gallantry in Action – 3rd Award. See video of Award ceremony.
Bronze Star – 5th Award. Three with “V” device for combat valor and two for sustained outstanding service.
Purple Hearts – Combat Wounded – 3rd Award
Air Medal – One for meritorious service while in flight and one with “V” device for valor.
Army Commendation with “V” device for combat valor.
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnamese Service Medal
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star for gallantry in action.
Vietnamese Campaign Medal
The following Vietnamese & US Army Unit Citations were awarded to the Fifth Special Forces Group and the II Mobile Strike Force, Detachment B-20, while Capt. Albracht was serving in the Republic of Vietnam August of 1969 - August of 1970:
US Army - Army Valorous Unit Award – Awarded to Detachment B-20, II Mobile Strike Force.
Republic of Vietnam - Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Palm awarded to the 5th Group for unit valor
Republic of Vietnam - Vietnamese Civic Action Medal for outstanding achievements in civil affairs.
The State of Illinois Senate Acknowledges Captain William Albracht for "his unflinching courage and unflagging leadership...while stationed at Firebase Kate." See award.
The State of Illinois House of Representatives urges the U.S. Congress, Department of the Army and Department of Defense to "review Captain Albracht's heroic actions at Firebase Kate." See Illinois House Resolution
Illinois College Trustees Association 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.