Vietnam War 50th Anniversary
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
All Five Service Branches, Army, Coast Guard,
Marine and Navy 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
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||Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color)||$19.00||$12.60 USPS [***]||$25.75||Full Color Printable Certificates
on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
|$12.60 USPS||$12.60 USPS||By Count|
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
817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
Long Beach CA 90805-7549
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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Service
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Authorized to all military and civilian personnel who served in-country or in-waters Vietnam between 1955 and 1975.
By the Official start of the Vietnam War on 11 December 1961 American military personnel had already served over six years in-country. Refusing his predecessor's strong advice to fight the "red tide" of Southeast Asian Communism in Laos rather than in Vietnam, President John F. Kennedy shifted President Eisenhower's strategy of "containment" to "drawing a line a line in the sand" along the 17th Parallel, then beginning fourteen years of battle involving over three million personnel, three Commanding Generals and three Presidents to prevent neighboring countries from falling to Communism like "dominoes". The Allied effort in Vietnam did succeed in the respect that, fifty years later, no other nation in the region has succumbed to Communism.
God Bless the millions of uniformed Warriors and thousands of dedicated Civil Servants who stemmed the "tide"... and those today who continue in the battle to give Democracy to All, in the spirit of the men and women who bravely and sacrificially served and fought in America's longest hostile war... Vietnam.