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Here is the latest addition to my collection here is sellar description:

Fascinating medal awarded by the North Vietnamese Govt. to Soviet specialists who participated in the Vietnamese war. The USSR provided technical assistance across all arms particularly aviation and artilery. This one is cased in a chinese style red silk covered case, numbered and has the letters V.N.D.C.C.H. The case also has the same number and the name 'L. Tsederpil' writen on the back.

Medal is a little worn, but the quality of manufacture was not excellent to begin with. However this is gold washed silver (not aluminium) with plastic enamel.

If any one has any more info plese let me know :jumping:

Order of Victory

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Hi Order of Victory,

This is the North Vietnamese Friendship Decoration, established on 20 june 1960. It was one of only two Vietnamese awards to be serial numbered, and were manufactured somewhere in Eastern Europe. Around 20,000 were issued.

source: "Orders, Decorations and Badges of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam" by Edward J. Emering (1997).

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Very nice set, OV. I envy you the gramota (or NVA equivalent).

There is one of these medals on the Russian shooting team sash that I posted at http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=5988 . In that case, he was said to have been a rifle marksmanship instructor. With his skills, I doubt that he was a simple rifle range instructor.

Thanks for sharing yours with us.

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Very nice set, OV. I envy you the gramota (or NVA equivalent).

There is one of these medals on the Russian shooting team sash that I posted at http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=5988 . In that case, he was said to have been a rifle marksmanship instructor. With his skills, I doubt that he was a simple rifle range instructor.

Thanks for sharing yours with us.

Wow, I remeber seeing it but never thought about it :jumping:

Thanks :beer:

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Just found this thread looking for something else.

What is the SERIAL NUMBER on Tsederpil's medal? See

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=1519&hl=Kasperov

in the Soviet section for award documents and a datable serial number.

The medal beside the Feat of Arms Order 3rd Class in Dave's post above does not appear in Edward J. Emering's book on NVN awards, but the inscription on it matches the title of the accompanying award document--

what Comrade Yefimenko got in 1973 is described as

Medal for Soldiers United for Victory/Conquer American Enemy

oh my, oh my :Cat-Scratch::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1:

and not the blandly discreet "Friendship" awards at all. :catjava:

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Hello!

I found this medal at the one of Vietnamese websites:

Its inscription: "Huân chương Lao động hạng I"

And document:

Can anyone help to identify this medal? Is this some sort of "Order of Labor" or "Hero of Labor"?

Regards, IVB

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That star and document do not seem to belong together, but I cannot read the small, fuzzy Vietnamese on the document-- the accent marks are very important and I can't see them clearly.

The star says

Anh Hung Lao Dong = "Hero of Labor"

"Huan Chuong Lao Dong Hang 1" (I cannot make Vietnamese accent marks with my computer) = "Order of Labor Class 1"

the document appears to be for--

Ba Me Viet Nam Anh Hung = "Madam Mother Vietnam Hero"

so apparently the same as the Soviet Gold Star of a Mother Heroine.

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Thank you for the answer!

There are interesting articles in Wikipedia about North Vietnamese awards (unfortunately in Vietnamese :( )

"Huân chương Lao động" is official name for Order of Labor. I've never seen 1st class of this order. May be this example is really 1st class of Order of Labor?

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Yes, that is indeed the Resistance Decoration (1st Class). Yours is the first box I've seen-- rather interesting "book covers" construction! I can't read the small print on its cover, but that appears to simply be the national crest, as if this is a generic issue box. :beer:

I have NO idea how to date awards that may still (?) be being awarded, or made.

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