Posted on Jun 27, 2015
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My Dad's Stepfather (my step grandfather?) served during Vietnam and was killed in action. Among his other medals (Purple Heart, BSM, etc) I found the below items. Can anyone tell me what they are? The medal says Vietnam on the back but does not look like the U.S. campaign medal for Vietnam. Thank you for your time.
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Capt Seid Waddell
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The Vietnam Military Merit Medal (VMM), the highest military decoration of South Vietnam during the years of the Vietnam War.

http://www.a-1-6.org/story-vmm.htm
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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dang ... beat me!
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Capt Seid Waddell
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CAPT Kevin B.
CAPT Kevin B.
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We're unworthy! We're unworthy!
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Capt Seid Waddell
Capt Seid Waddell
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CAPT Kevin B., I can relate to that!
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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Edited 7 y ago
Lt .. despite the banter of who got this first, this award is a significant piece of honor. It appears that your step-grand-dad was a bonafide hero. If you ended up with his awards it would be a nice thing to do would be to sort out his military history and build a shaddow-box.
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CAPT Kevin B.
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It's the South Vietnam Military Merit medal which is the highest award for their enlisted. They awarded it to US service members killed in action.
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