Narrative from the Valorous Unit Award:

"For gallantry in action against armor units in the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations on 26 and 27 February 1991. This unit successfully completed the United States Army's first doctrinal night deep attack against enemy formations. Despite an unclear enemy situation, less than ideal flight conditions, and a route of flight through an unexpected intense tank battle, the 4-229th closed with and destroyed massed enemy armor columns and revetted vehicles. With numerous enemy targets still remaining, the 4-229th refueled and reattacked across enemy lines, once again subjecting themselves to hostile fire. The 4-229th destroyed a brigade sized element thus hindering the reinforcement of the enemy's front line units. The 4-229th's heroic actions reflect the highest standards of our military tradition and directly influenced the successful outcome of Operation Desert Storm."