Purple Heart National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal

War Story!
Vietnam Service Medals, by Don Poss

Every Vietnam Veteran was Awarded two of the above three medals. The 58,229 plus men, and 8 women, listed on the Vietnam Wall Memorial were Awarded all three: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.

To read about how each medal originated and the meaning of its design, click on the above medals.

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