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By Roy Braybrook

In the course of the Falklands clash of 1982, airplane (both fastened and rotary-wing) have been of an important significance to either side: in relocating reinforcements fast around the sea and over the islands, in attacking floor vessels, and in supplying safety opposed to assaults from either above and lower than the waves. The position of air energy used to be therefore to aid pleasant floor forces in theirs. for this reason, the air palms of the 2 antagonists functioned in what was once primarily a helping function, yet however an essential one.

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This medal is for servicemen and civil officials. The French-made version of this medal of the State of Vietnam is better made than the Vietnamese-made version. The US-made version of the Wound Medal of the Republic of Vietnam has a more delicate appearance and a plain reverse. Americans wounded in Vietnam, of course, received instead the Purple Heart. Vietnamese-made Version Republic of Vietnam French-made State of Vietnam Version Rarity: State of Vietnam R-3; Republic of Vietnam R-2 23-24 ARMED FORCES HONOR MEDAL Danh-DTJ B9i-Tinh - two classes - January 7, 1953 Purpose: For contributions to the formation and organization of the Armed Forces and the training of troops and technical cadres of the various branches.

Rarity: First Class R-5; Second Class R-5 51 49-50 DEDICATED SERVICE MEDAL Nghfa-V 1! BQi-Tinh two classes - Mar. 18, 1967 Purpose: For civil servants and cadres of all services who distinguish themselves by great sacrifice and dedication while serving in dangerous areas. Description: Front: six-pointed star with white points balled at the ends with forked rays between, with a central disk in green with a small shield in white with the inscription TNvTljY HY-SINH (Devotion and Sacrifice) and two laurel branches on the side, surrounded with a yellow ribbon inscribedNGHIA-V{j EOI TINH above and a series of short lines below, 38mm.

The ribbon is red 2mm, violet 32mm, red 2mm (or red 3mm, reddish violet 29mm, red 3mm). The device is supposedly a gold palm leaf. Background: This was not intended for wear by military personnel. The US-made version closely resembles the Vietnamese-made ones except that the medal is flattish rather than lightly concave and the wings, crossed rifles and anchor symbol of the Armed Forces are in gold. The official ARVN manual on medals pictures the Medal of Sacrifice with a gold palmleaf device on both the suspension ribbon and the service bar, but the medal was sold, and probably thus presented, without the device.

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