Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 by 11
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy. All Allied Military agencies are applicable
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
|Heavy Bond Enclosure|
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.
Processing and Delivery
|Style||Admin||Shipping||Total||Full Color .PDF (Printable)||$7.50||Emailed||$7.50||Published Document only (Full Color)||$14.00||$12.60 USPS||$26.60||Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color)||$19.00||$12.60 USPS||$31.60||Printable Certificates on CD-Rom or by Email;
(minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
Records Chief (REC-AMW)
The American War Library
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Long Beach CA 90805-7549
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One of the most viciously contested battles of the Vietnam war, with over sixteen days of continuous battle, Operation Hawthorne successfully repulsed a major enemy attack in Kon Tum Province surrounding the cities and farmlands of Dak To, Tan Canh and Toumorong. Throwing ten thousand of its well-armed regular and irregular troops at a much smaller American force, that at one point was forced to call in a point blank B-52 strike, North Vietnam was forced to terminate its attack after losing 1200 killed and three times that many wounded, against 439 Allied casualties. North Vietnam never again attempted a major assault in the Province.