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5. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (w-1960- Bar):

Instituted: 1966

Dates: 1965-1973

Criteria: 6 months service in the Republic of Vietnam between 1965 and 1973 or if wounded, captured or killed in action during 1965-1973.

Notes: Bar inscribed 1960- is the only authorized version.

Obverse:

I've noticed on some Australian and New Zealand medal bars that there were bars that had holes on both ends and were attached to the ribbon via white thread. It appears some of the bars are pebble backed and others are smooth backed. Do you have any information as to the different types of bars and which were issued and to what countries.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers, :unsure:

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To all,

Here is my contribution to this fascinating thread.

A Republic of Vietnam campaign medal with the 1949-54 date bar. It is of local manufacture.

I have a number of these that have different date bars. When I can track them down I shall post some pics.

Regards,

Rob

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To all,

Here is another example, albeit less a date bar.

Regards,

Rob

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Here is another with a 1966 date bar.

Regards,

Rob

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And another, this time with a 1967 date bar.

Regards,

Rob

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Hello all,

Some further contributions to this thread. All items are local RVN manufactured versions.

Army Meritorious Service Medal.

Any comments welcome.

Regards,
Rob

rvn04-web.jpg

 

Edited by RobW
Typo

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And another.

Hazardous Service Medal.

Regards,
Rob

rvn07-web.jpg

Edited by RobW
Picture added

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