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Foreign Military Awards

Summary of Foreign Military Awards
to Australian Service Personnel for Vietnam War

Award

RAN

Army

RAAF

Total

United States Awards

   Distinguished Service Cross

-

1

-

1

   Silver Star

1

21

8

30

   Legion of Merit

-

6

1

7

   Soldiers Medal

-

3

-

3

   Bronze Star for Valour

-

69

-

69

   Bronze Star

-

83

3

86

   Air Medal for Valour

5

11

-

16

   Air Medal

-

10

8

18

   Joint Services Commendation Medal

-

3

-

3

   Army Commendation Medal for Valour

-

20

-

20

   Army Commendation Medal

5

137

-

142

Total of United States Awards

11

364

20

395

Republic of Vietnam Awards

   National Order, 4th Class

-

6

-

6

   National Order, 5th Class

-

11

1

12

   Military Merit Medal

-

9

-

9

   Army Distinguished Service Order

-

6

-

6

   Cross of Gallantry (with Palm)

-

29

-

29

   Cross of Gallantry (with Gold Star)

-

52

-

52

   Cross of Gallantry (with Silver Star)

-

124

2

126

   Cross of Gallantry (with Bronze Star)

-

133

-

133

   Life Saving Medal (Military)

-

3

-

3

   Armed Forces Honour Medal, 1st Class

-

9

-

9

   Armed Forces Honour Medal, 2nd Class

-

42

-

42

   Staff Service Medal, 1st Class

-

14

-

14

   Staff Service Medal, 2nd Class

-

6

-

6

   Technical Service Medal, 1st Class

-

8

-

8

   Technical Service Medal, 2nd Class

-

6

-

6

   Training Service Medal, 1st Class

-

11

-

11

   Training Service Medal, 2nd Class

-

22

-

22

   Civil Action Medal, 1st Clasp

-

27

-

27

   Civil Action Medal, 2nd Class

-

11

-

11

   Naval Service Medal

-

1

-

1

Total of Republic of Vietnam Awards

-

530

3

533

Medals, Honours and Awards
Information on entitlements and issue or reissue of Medals, Awards, Commendations and other Honours. Please note that for reasons of identification, only written applications are accepted.
Provided by: Directorate of Honours and Awards
Defence Personnel Executive
Phone: 1800 808 073
Postal: R1-1-D011
Russell Offices, Dept of Defence
Canberra    ACT    2600
More Information: http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au

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MEDALS AND HOW TO WEAR THEM

Recipients of official awards for individual gallantry in action, for bravery, distinguished, conspicuous, meritorious, military or long service, wear their medals pinned above the left breast. Only the original recipient of the award or medal is entitled to wear them in this way.
However, a family member can wear the medals of a deceased relative on their behalf. In this instance medals should be worn above the right breast.
Most Australians see wearing a relative's medals as "carrying on the torch". Wearing these medals above the right breast signifies that the individual proudly wears them in recognition of the service rendered in defence of our nation.

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