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  Vietnam War article - Vietnam War South Vietnam Cambodia Laos Secret Rolling Thunder North Vietnam - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the campaign for the presidency in 1960, the perceived Soviet threat and slippage in U.S. standing in the world was a prominent issue and Kennedy made erosion of the U.S. position in the world a major campaign issue.
The unstated goal of Vietnamization was that the primary burden of combat would be returned to ARVN troops and thereby lessen domestic opposition to the war in the U.S. During this period, the United States conducted a gradual troop withdrawal from Vietnam.
Vietnam released figures on April 3, 1995 that a total of one million Vietnamese combatants and four million civilians were killed in the war.
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 Vietnam Campaign Medal
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is a military award of South Vietnam which was established in 1966.
The decoration was intended to be a service medal of the Vietnam War and was the most commonly bestowed foreign military award to the United States military prior to the Gulf War.
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is awarded to any member of the United States military who completed at least six months of duty in the Republic of Vietnam between the dates of March 1, 1961 and March 28, 1973.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/vietnam_campaign_medal   (396 words)

  
 Paul Kasper parker2
The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry is the equivalent of the French Croix de Guerre.
The medal is a symbol of gratitude to the American and Allied soldiers who once worked and fought and sacrificed themselves for the freedom of the Republic of Vietnam.
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.
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 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The medal is gold-plated with two stars, one overlaid on the other, each star composed of six points.
On the reverse are the words "Vietnam Campaign Medal." The ribbon is edged with green stripes, and alternate green and white stripes with a white center.
A rectangular, silver-plated medal device on the suspension ribbon denotes the period of war (for example "1960 - ").
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 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
As a result of this approval, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device bar (1960-) was awarded to US Armed Forces personnel by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam per Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Order No. 48, dated 24 March 1966.
The devices for the medal are in two sizes - - the large size is 1 13/64 inches in width and is worn on the suspension ribbon of the full size decoration.
Since the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal is a foreign award, it is not issued by the United States Government.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /vcm.shtml   (519 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Vietnam Campaign Medal
In such cases, a service member must have been awarded either the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (for service in a Vietnam campaign) to be eligible for the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is issued with a device known as the “1960 Bar”.
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is considered a foriegn award by the U.S. government, with the U.S. equivalent award known as the Vietnam Service Medal.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Vietnam-Campaign-Medal   (463 words)

  
 Vietnam Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The medal is issued to recognize military service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service members in every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Vietnam Service Medal is presented to any service member who served more than thirty consecutive days, or 60 non-consecutive days, in the Republic of Vietnam between the dates of November 15, 1961 and March 28, 1973.
Veterans of the Vietnam War may exchange the AFEM for the VSM and have military records updated to reflect the difference by contacting the National Personnel Records Center, which is the current agency that provides record corrections reflecting an AFEM upgrade to the Vietnam Service Medal.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Vietnam_Service_Medal   (827 words)

  
 Vietnam War - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Vietnam War was in many ways a direct successor to the First Indochina War, (or French Indochina War) in which the French, with the financial and logistical support of the United States, fought to regain control of their former colony in Indochina.
Diem's RVN government had gained the support of the US to circumvent the scheduled democratic elections, and under Diem's dictatorship, South Vietnam would be free of both a repressive communist oligarchy, and a democratic process that threatened to irreversibly install it.
A campaign to bomb Vietnam's dikes and thus threaten the North Vietnamese food supply was employed to pressure the North to concede, the details of which only began to surface much later.
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 Vietnam Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The service medal was awarded to all members of the armed forces who service in Vietnam and contiguous waters and airspace between 3 July 1965 and 28 March 1973.
Individuals qualified for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for reason of service in Vietnam between I July 1958 and 3 July 1965 (inclusive) shall remain qualified for that medal.
Longitude, thence northeastward to 10° 15'N. Latitude, 104° 27'E. Longitude, thence northward to a point on the West Coast of Vietnam at the juncture of Vietnam with Cambodia.
www.history.navy.mil /medals/vsn.htm   (425 words)

  
 Wesley Clark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NATO's 78-day bombing campaign ended with the Kumanovo truce, a withdrawal of Yugoslav military and police force from Kosovo, and the entry of NATO and other Kosovo Force soldiers.
In a thirty-second campaign commercial aimed at young people released October 30, 2003, his presidential campaign made reference to the hip hop duo OutKast.
Clark's campaign also made an aggressive effort to develop a strong base of Meetup users, starting in November, 2003, and "Clark in 2004" was soon the second most popular Meetup topic, immediately following "Dean in 2004".
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 Vietnamese Campaign Medal
The Vietnamese Campaign Medal is a six-pointed star in white enamel, superimposed over a radiating bright metal background.
A circular inset to the white star consists of a map of Vietnam in bright metal, with a flame in red enamel arising from it.
On either side of the central white stripe are broader stripes of dark green, while the two outer white stripes are flanked at the edges by narrow strips of green.
www.vvaa.org.au /med-vcam.htm   (194 words)

  
 Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal - The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to all members of the armed forces who served in Vietnam and contiguous waters and airspace between 3 July 1965 and 28 March 1973.
There are a total of 17 campaign stars authorized for the Vietnam Service Medal.
Personnel are authorized one bronze campaign star for each qualifying campaign with a silver star worn in lieu of five bronze stars.
www.swampfox.info /Awards/VSM.html   (85 words)

  
 Military Wives Website - Often left behind but NEVER forgotten. www.militarywives.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Served outside the geographical limits of South Vietnam and contributed direct combat support to the RVN Armed Forces for an aggregate of six months.
Only members of the Armed Forces of the United States who meet the criteria established for the AFEM (Vietnam) or the Vietnam Service Medal during the period of service required are considered to have contributed direct combat support to the RVN Armed Forces.
Were assigned in Vietnam on January 28, 1973, and who served a minimum of 60 calendar days in Vietnam during the period January 29, 1973 to March 28, 1973.
www.militarywives.com /medals/descript/m105.html   (477 words)

  
 05Acpx_misce.htm
Campaign or service medals are issued to individuals who participate in particular campaigns or periods of service for which a medal is authorized.
A miniature medal is a replica of a standard size metal, made to one-half original scale.
The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation was awarded to certain units of the U.S. Armed Forces for valorous combat achievement during the Vietnam War, 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
www.currahee.org /19cpx_medals.htm   (651 words)

  
 Precision Medals - Vietnam Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The medal shall be awarded only for operations for which no other U.S. campaign medal is approved.
No Service member may be issued both the Vietnam Service Medal and the AFEM for service in Vietnam, and furthermore they shall be entitled to no more than one award of the Vietnam Service Medal.
A bronze service star shall be worn on the suspension and service ribbon of the Vietnam Service Medal for the Service member’s participation during the approved campaign periods.
www.precisionmedals.com /awards/vns.htm   (487 words)

  
 Vietnam Campaign medal with ribbon bar with 60 device - Military Medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vietnam Campaign medal with ribbon bar with 60 device - Military Medals
Vietnam Campaign medal with ribbon bar with 60 device
Still a nice medal at a fraction of the cost of a Vietnam era medal if you can even find one.
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 Korean War Service Medal
The medal was originally offered by the ROK in 1951 to United Nations forces serving in Korea and adjacent waters.
Because the order of precedence for non-U.S. service medals and ribbons is determined by date of approval, the ROKWSM should be worn after the Kuwait Liberation Medal, which was the last foreign medal approved for wear by U.S. military personnel.
For the majority of Korean War veterans the medal will be worn after the United Nations Medal, or the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal if they served during that conflict.
www.koreanwar.org /html/korean_war_service_medal.html   (614 words)

  
 Foreign Campaign and Service Medals
Fortunatley, the restriction is not absolute as medals and decorations may be accepted with the "consent of Congress." Congress quickly passed legislation allowing American military personnel to accept foreign decorations, and during the First World War a large number of foreign decorations were awarded to Americans.
Decorations and medals offered to members of the Armed Forces must be one that is also conferred by the foreign government on its own armed forces.
After the Gulf War the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia authorized a campaign medal for the Liberation of Kuwait, and the United States permitted members of the Armed Forces to accept this medal.
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 Vietnam Service Medal Display Recognition
The Vietnam Service Medal was established by Executive Order 11231 from President Johnson's desk on 8 July 1965.
The service medal was awarded to all members of the armed forces who served in Vietnam and contiguous waters and airspace between 3 July 1965 and 28 March 1973.
Upon application, any such member may be awarded the Vietnam Service Medal in lieu of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, but no person may be awarded both medals by reason of service in Vietnam and no person shall be entitled to more than one award of the Vietnam Service Medal.
www.amervets.com /replacement/vn.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr.
Upon being relieved as Commander Naval Forces, Vietnam, on 15 May 1970, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service.
Zumwalt, 79, commanded U.S. naval forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 and was chief of naval operations from 1970 to 1974.
Zumwalt's eldest son fought under his father's command in Vietnam and died of cancer in 1988 at the age of 42.
www.medaloffreedom.com /ElmoRZumwaltJr.htm   (3523 words)

  
 Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Two military decorations, the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Campaign ribbon are also engraved on the panel with the MIAs.
The two end panels contain the names of all Kansas Veterans that were killed or are MIA from the Vietnam War.
The center panel is two soldiers flanking a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.
grunt.space.swri.edu /kansmem.htm   (380 words)

  
 Tom Harkin: HARKIN TO PRESENT MILITARY MEDALS TO IOWA VETERANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He will be receiving the Army Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one bronze star, the WWII Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp, the WWII Lapel Button, the Sharpshooter Badge with carbine bar, and the Marksman Badge with rifle bar.
He will be receiving the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal one bronze and one silver campaign stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device (1960), the Sharpshooter Badge and rifle bar, the Parachutist Badge, and the National Defense Service Medal.
He will receive the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze campaign stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device (1960), the Sharpshooter Badge with an auto rifle bar and machine gun bar, and the Marksman Badge with rifle bar.
www.senate.gov /member/ia/harkin/general/news.cfm?id=227642   (634 words)

  
 Thomas P. Noonan Jr.
Jack Stubbs was in Vietnam between 1968-69, and during his tour he served as a machine gunner with "K" Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
On December 26, 1967 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and in July 1968, he was sent to the Republic of Vietnam, where he served as a morterman with his battalion and later as a rifleman in the Third Marine Division.
Noonan was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
www.mishalov.com /Noonan.html   (2203 words)

  
 Medals and Awards
The CIB badge is not limited to a one-time award, but may be awarded to eligible individuals for each war in which they participated.
Only one award is authorized for service in Vietnam, Laos, the Dominican Republic, Korea (subsequent to 4 January 1969), El Salvador, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia and Somalia, regardless of whether an individual has served in one or more of these areas.
Members of the Armed Forces of the United States in Thailand, Laos, or Cambodia, or the airspace, during the same period and serving in direct support of operations in Vietnam are also eligible for this award.
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 Vietnam Service Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States serving in Vietnam and contiguous waters or airspace thereover, after 3 July 1965 through 28 March 1973.
Members of the Armed Forces of the United States in Thailand, Laos, or Cambodia, or the airspace thereover, during the same period and serving in direct support of operations in Vietnam are also eligible for this award.
The boundaries of the Vietnam combat zone for campaign participation credit are as defined in d.
www.americal.org /awards/vsm.htm   (476 words)

  
 kids.ca - Vietnam Wound Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SoldierCity is the place to shop for Vietnam products - offering thousands of quality and affordable items for all branches of service.
RVN Wound Medal Instituted: 1953 Criteria: For military personnel who had been...
(Missing image) The Vietnam Wound Medal was a military decoration of South Vietnam which was first created in 1950.
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 vietmedals
(AASM) - Awarded to those who qualified for either the General Service Medal with Clasp South Vietnam, the Vietnam Medal or the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal for service in South Vietnam between 24 December 1962 and 27 January 1973.
- Instituted by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam and awarded to Australians with the Queen's permission, for 181 days "Special Service" in Vietnam or adjacent waters between 31 July 1962 and 27 January 1973.
Service of a lesser period also qualified if brought to an end by death due to enemy action or by being wounded in action i.e.
www.aattv.iinet.net.au /vietmedals.htm   (174 words)

  
 Military Wives Website - Often left behind but NEVER forgotten. www.militarywives.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
During our research to assemble the information contained on the Military Wives Website, as well as the individual services wives pages, we located and used a variety of reference material and resources.
However, some of the graphics and such were located at medal manufacturers websites, catalogues, and such.
Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, Badges and Insignia of the United States Marine Corps : World War II to Present
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