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Navy Unit Commendation


10 May 1965 to 06 Dec 1965
12Jun 1966 to 01 Nov 1966
14 Jul 1967 to 12 Jan 1968
01 Aug 1968 to 22 Feb 1969
08 Feb 1972 to 14 Sep 1972


Navy "E" Ribbon


01 Jul 1971 to 31 Dec 1972




ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL


05 Sep 1963 to 13 Sep 1963
03 Nov 1963 to 08 Nov 1963
07 May 1965 to 02 Jun 1965
10 Jun 1965 to 03 Jul 1965
17 Sep 1965 to 18 Sep 1965
02 Dec 1968 to 04 Dec 1968
30 Oct 1969
03 Jan 1970 to 08 Jan 1970
22 Feb 1970 to 25 Feb 1970


Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation


21 Aug 1969 to 31 Mar 1970
20 Nov 1970 to 07 May 1971

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VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL


04 Jul 1965 to 18 Jul 1965
09 Aug 1965 to 11 Sep 1965
30 Sep 1965 to 19 Oct 1965
28 Oct 1965 to 27 Nov 1965
29 Jun 1966 to 29 Jul 1966
06 Aug 1966 to 08 Sep 1966
23 Sep 1966 to 26 Oct 1966
13 Jul 1967 to 08 Aug 1967
17 Aug 1967 to 30 Sep 1967
04 Oct 1967 to 03 Nov 1967
19 Nov 1967 to 17 Dec 1967
30 Dec 1967 to 13 Jan 1968
21 Aug 1968 to 04 Sep 1968
13 Sep 1968 to 15 Oct 1968
23 Oct 1968 to 28 Nov 1968
20 Dec 1968 to 15 Jan 1969
29 Jan 1969 to 10 Feb 1969
31 Aug 1969 to 24 Sep 1969
03 Oct 1969 to 27 Oct 1969
24 Nov 1969 to 17 Dec 1969
18 Jan 1970 to 11 Feb 1970
09 Mar 1970 to 26 Mar 1970
19 Nov 1970 to 08 Dec 1970
29 Dec 1970 to 15 Jan 1971
23 Jan 1971 to 20 Feb 1971
09 Mar 1971 to 10 Apr 1971
17 Apr 1971 to 04 May 1971
07 Feb 1972 to 09 Mar 1972
25 Mar 1972 to 02 May 1972
11 May 1972 to 01 Jun 1972
12 Jun 1972 to 14Jul 1972
24 Jul 1972 to 17 Aug 1972
27 Aug 1972 to 14 Sep 1972




Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal

1. Description: A Gold color medal, 1 3/8 inches in width, consisting of a wreath superimposed by two crossed scimitars saltirewise and a Maltese cross. In the center of the Maltese cross a disc with an outline of the country of Vietnam between two palm sprigs joined at the bottom and a scroll overall inscribed "QUOC-GIA LAO-TUONG" (Reward of the State).

2. Ribbon: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/8 inch Old Glory Red 67156; center 5/8 inch Golden Yellow 67104 with 16 strands of Old Glory Red; and 3/8 inch Old Glory Red.

3. Criteria: a. U.S. Military units were individually cited for award of the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross; however, the Vietnamese Government issued the award to all units subordinate to Military Assistance Command (MACV) during the period 8 February 1962 and 28 March 1973 and to U.S. Army Vietnam and its subordinate units for the period 20 July 1965 to 28 March 1973. This permits all personnel who served in Vietnam to wear the RVN Gallantry Cross unit citation.

b. The medal was awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brigade, division, corps, or armed forces level.

4. Components: The following are authorized components of the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross:

a. Medal (regular size): Not issued. Available commercially.

b. Medal (miniature size): Not issued. Available commercially.

c. Ribbon: MIL-R-11589/173. Commercially available.

d. Streamers: Awarded to cited units. Inscription is as indicated on the unit's lineage and honors. Requisition in accordance with Chapter 9, Army Regulation (AR) 840-10.

e. Unit Award: Commercially available.

5. Background: a. The RVN Gallantry Cross was established by the Vietnam Government by Decree No. 74-b/Qt, dated 15 August 1950 and Decree No. 96/DQT/HC, dated 2 May 1952. Authorization for all U.S. Army personnel was confirmed in HDQA General Orders No. 8, dated 19 March 1974.

b. Only one emblem (with palm) will be worn regardless of the number of times the unit was awarded the RVN Gallantry Cross. The Army initially authorized the wear of a fourragere by letter AGPB-AC, Subject: Wear of Vietnamese Unit Awards by U.S. Army Personnel, dated 11 February 1969, for units which had been awarded the RVN Gallantry Cross with palm on two or more occasions. Department of the Army message 111030Z April 1974, established the policy that only one emblem was authorized, thus precluding the wear of the Vietnamese fourrageres which represented multiple awards.


Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

1. Description: A Gold color medal, 1 3/8 inches in width, consisting of a wreath superimposed by two crossed scimitars saltirewise and a Maltese cross. In the center of the Maltese cross a disc with an outline of the country of Vietnam between two palm sprigs joined at the bottom and a scroll overall inscribed "QUOC-GIA LAO-TUONG" (Reward of the State).

2. Ribbon: The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/8 inch Old Glory Red 67156; center 5/8 inch Golden Yellow 67104 with 16 strands of Old Glory Red; and 3/8 inch Old Glory Red.

3. Criteria: a. U.S. Military units were individually cited for award of the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross; however, the Vietnamese Government issued the award to all units subordinate to Military Assistance Command (MACV) during the period 8 February 1962 and 28 March 1973 and to U.S. Army Vietnam and its subordinate units for the period 20 July 1965 to 28 March 1973. This permits all personnel who served in Vietnam to wear the RVN Gallantry Cross unit citation.

b. The medal was awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brigade, division, corps, or armed forces level.

4. Components: The following are authorized components of the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross:

a. Medal (regular size): Not issued. Available commercially.

b. Medal (miniature size): Not issued. Available commercially.

c. Ribbon: MIL-R-11589/173. Commercially available.

d. Streamers: Awarded to cited units. Inscription is as indicated on the unit's lineage and honors. Requisition in accordance with Chapter 9, Army Regulation (AR) 840-10.

e. Unit Award: Commercially available.

5. Background: a. The RVN Gallantry Cross was established by the Vietnam Government by Decree No. 74-b/Qt, dated 15 August 1950 and Decree No. 96/DQT/HC, dated 2 May 1952. Authorization for all U.S. Army personnel was confirmed in HDQA General Orders No. 8, dated 19 March 1974.

b. Only one emblem (with palm) will be worn regardless of the number of times the unit was awarded the RVN Gallantry Cross. The Army initially authorized the wear of a fourragere by letter AGPB-AC, Subject: Wear of Vietnamese Unit Awards by U.S. Army Personnel, dated 11 February 1969, for units which had been awarded the RVN Gallantry Cross with palm on two or more occasions. Department of the Army message 111030Z April 1974, established the policy that only one emblem was authorized, thus precluding the wear of the Vietnamese fourrageres which represented multiple awards.


 

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REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH DEVICE


02 Oct 1965
30 Oct 1965
01 Nov 1965
03 Nov 1965
07 Nov 1965
11 Nov 1965 to 12 Nov 1965
06 Jul 1966 to 07 Jul 1966
26 Sep 1968
29 Sep 1968
09 Oct 1968 to 11 Oct 1968
13 Oct 1968
02 Nov 1968
07 Nov 1968 to 08 Nov 1968
10 Nov 1968 to 11 Nov 1968
13 Nov 1968 to 19 Nov 1968
21 Nov 1968 to 26 Nov 1968
21 Dec 1968 to 24 Dec 1968
26 Dec 1968 to 28 Dec 1968
30 Dec 1968
01 Jan 1969 to 03 Jan 1969
07 Jan 1969 to 14 Jan 1969
31 Jan 1969 to 08 Feb 1969
01 Aug 1969 to 01 Sep 1969
30 Mar 1972 to 15 Jul 1972

 

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