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Medals


Distinguished Service Cross
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Silver Star w/OLC
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Distinguished Flying Cross w/ 2 OLC
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Bronze Star w/ V & OLC
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Air Medal w/V & numeral 28
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Air Medal
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

ARCOM w/ 2 OLC
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

I found this bullet taped to my chest after I woke up in the hospital Japan. If you look close you can see the faint rifling mark on it. The barrel must have been all but shot out (wore out). The surgeons tape the shrapnel and bullets they remove from the patients on them as souvenirs so they won't get lost. You're laying there naked and you don't have any pockets to place them in! The Purple Heart I received was a left over Coffin Box type WWII medal. They made up an extra 500,000 Purple Hearts in 1945 in anticipation of invading Japan.
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Back of Purple Heart For Military Merit?
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Good Conduct Medal w/ Clasp & 3 Knots
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Vietnam Service Medal, ribbon reflecting 2 campaign credits
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Vietnam service medal
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Campaign Stars
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

National Defence Service Medal
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Korean Service Medal
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, with Palm (Vietnamese made)
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm (American made)
Image courtesy of Jim Newman C 2/17

Vietnamese made Vietnam Campaign Medal with '60-__' device on ribbon, '71-'72 device on medal
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Vietnam Campaign medal awarded by the South Vietnamese Government
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Vietnamese cross of Gallantry unit citation ribbon


U.S. Army Meritorious unit Citation ribbon


Vietnamese Civic Action unit citation ribbon



The CG of the 101st Airborne Division stated handing out "Brave Eagle" coins when a soldier received an award for valor. I think that this may be among the early beginnings of the challenge coin.
Image courtesy of Pete Rzeminski


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