Category: Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation

Categories: Vietnam, Military Decorations | Foreign and International Awards Authorized for US Armed Forces

This category contains profiles of recipients of this award.

The Gallantry Cross (Vietnamese: Anh Dũng Bội Tinh) is a military decoration of the former Government of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam). The medal was created on August 15, 1950 and was awarded to military personnel, civilians, and Armed Forces units and organizations in recognition of deeds of valor or heroic conduct while in combat with the enemy.

The Unit Citation Emblem of the colors of the Gallantry Cross is awarded to military personnel in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and Allied units that have been cited and presented a decoration which is prescribed to be awarded on a collective basis.

Known as the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm (Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and Frame Unit Citation), the Unit Citation Emblem in the colors of the Gallantry Cross with Palm, was created on January 20, 1968 and was issued with the Gallantry Cross ribbon bar with a 5⁄32 by 9⁄16 inch bronze palm and a gold frame. The former Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Armed Forces awarded the Gallantry Cross to specific military units that distinguished themselves to the same level as would be required for the individual award. Regulations for the issuance of the Vietnam Gallantry Cross permit the wearing of both the individual and unit award simultaneously since both are considered separate awards. The Gallantry Cross was awarded to every Allied nation which provided support to South Vietnam. The Gallantry Cross became the most commonly awarded Vietnamese decoration to foreigners, second only to the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

See Wikipedia:Gallantry_Cross_(Vietnam)

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Person Profiles (19)


20 Aug 1927 Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States - 27 Apr 1966 photo


05 Feb 1922 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States - 30 Oct 2008 photo
28 Apr 1947 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States - 18 Nov 1968
10 Mar 1921 Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States - 18 Nov 1967 photo
03 Sep 1932 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States - 13 Apr 2010 photo


09 Aug 1928 Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States - abt 04 Oct 1970 photo
24 Dec 1914 St Paul. Minnesota, United States - 02 Jan 1985 photo

C cont.

23 Nov 1940 Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, United States - 26 Sep 2015 photo


21 Sep 1948 - 03 Mar 1969


11 Nov 1930 California, United States - 04 May 2005 photo
08 Aug 1938 Piedmont, South Carolina, USA - 06 May 1979 photo


24 Jun 1948 Georgetown, Quitman, Georgia, United States - 01 Nov 1968 photo
07 Feb 1944 Los Angeles, California, USA - 03 Jan 2016 photo

M cont.

19 Sep 1931 Thomaston, Upson, Georgia, United States - 30 Aug 2022
16 Jul 1935 Atlanta, Georgia - 02 Apr 2014 photo


01 Jul 1924 Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA - 07 Dec 2012
02 Mar 1932 Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas, USA - 25 Aug 2015 photo


11 Feb 1920 Brandon, Mississippi, United States - 21 Jun 2005 photo


29 Nov 1920 City and County of San Francisco, California, USA - 02 Jan 2000 photo

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