By J.F. Borsarello
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Gallantry Cross Unit Citations pg. 62 90. 62 91. 62 Examples of Vietnamese Miniature Medals 29 Plate 14 92. T'ai Federation Order of Civil Meritpg. 64 96. French Croix de Guerre for Overseas Theaters of Operation pg. 67 30 93. T'ai Federation Order of Military Meritpg. 64 97. French Colonial Medal pg. 68 94. Medal of the Nung Autonomous Zone pg. 65 95. Order of the Dragon of Annam Fourth Class pg. 66 98. French Indochina Medal 99. 69 Plate 15 100. 71 101. United States Civilian Service in Vietnam Medal pg.
It could be awarded or posthumously presented to allied non-commissioned officers and enlisted men for valor, but (7) Award of the First Republic few Americans, if any, received this medal. When first established Description: Front: in the center a grove of bamboo, surrounded it came with an annual allowance of 300 piastres. with a thin ribbon inscribed QUAN-CONG BOI-TINH, in turn surrounded by a wreath; Back: in the center a circle in-scribed VIeTRarity: State 'of Vietnam R-5; First Republic R-8; Second NAM CONG HOA with parallel lines above and below, surrounded Republic R-l 34 9.
Rarity: First Class R-2; Second Class R-2 44 30 GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL Quan-Phong Bl)i-Tinh - five grades - June 5,1964 Purpose: For all ranks for at least three years of service and the display of exemplary conduct and discipline with five years for position in grade. Description: Front: six-rayed gold star, where the rays are like flattened spear points and between them are cut lines extending to a balled point, and in the central disk two dragons holding a shield with the three red stripes of the Vietnamese arms, with around a ribbon inscribed above QUAN-PHONG and below BOI-TINH, 38mm.
Camouflaged Uniforms of Warsaw Pact by J.F. Borsarello