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Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ palm and frame

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  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ palm and frame

    Does anyone know if this was an individual or a unit citation?

  • #2
    Republic Of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
    (With Palm & Frame)
    Awarded by the Chief of the Joint General Staff, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.
    The Secretary of the Navy has approved acceptance of the award for the III MAF to include all Navy, Marine
    Corps, and Coast Guard units serving therewith during the period 8 March 196520 September 1969.
    All Marine Corps units under the operational control of the III Marine Amphibious Force during the period 8
    February 1962 to 28 March 1973 are entitled to this award and as such are considered cited units within themselves.
    All such units, which are authorized flags, are entitled to fly the streamer of the Gallantry Cross with palm.
    All personnel of the above mentioned units during the period in question who were present and serving in
    Vietnam are authorized to wear the Gallantry Cross ribbon bar with palm and frame.
    Commentary: This is a symbol of gratitude for valorous combat achievement by the people of the Republic of
    Vietnam to those Marines who fought and sacrificed themselves for the freedom of the Republic of Vietnam. The
    Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm & Frame is the equivalent of the French Croix de Guerre.


    • #3

      Guess you could tell Bob spent some time in the Awards Officers hootch! Thanks "Q"!!
      Semper Fidelis

      Phu Bai tower:
      YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
      Remember, These are "A" models!
      YW-11 BuNo-151939
      '65 Model CH-46A


      • #4
        There were Marines who received an individual award of the VN Cross of Gallantry, but the ribbon would not be framed.


        • #5
          Thank You

          so much. If you want the correct answer, ask the experts!


          • #6
            I was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver star in 1966 by General Chuan, Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division,ARVN. It was an individual award that could be given by a Division commander. I was the Aviation Advisor for the Division at the time.