Republic of Vietnam
Service Medal
Display Recognition, New Zealand

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      • Example Display Recognition
      • Display Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
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      • Example Display Recognition:
        Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
        Displayed: Army and Navy.



        Who May Apply

        • Veteran recipients
        • Active Duty recipients
        • Family Members of recipients
        • Estate Inheritors

        Display Types

        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

        Issue Requirements
        You must submit an unaltered photocopy of your Certificate of Service listing your Vietnam service

        NOTICE

        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.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        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.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $8.35 $22.35
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • Total/Shipping fees, above, apply to 50 U.S. states
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How To Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check, U.S. Funds ( Shipped in 8 weeks)
      • Money Order, U.S. Funds (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Please complete and MAIL the APPLICATION FORM (click below). Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your Certificate of Service.

      • Vietnam SERVICE Medal Display Recognition Order Form
      • Vietnam CAMPAIGN Medal Display Recognition Order Form
      • Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
        Long Beach CA 90805-7549

        Questions?

        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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        Issue Regulations


        1. Title
        These regulations are the New Zealand General Service Medal (Vietnam) Regulations 2002.

        2. Commencement
        These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

          1. The award of the New Zealand General Service Medal in silver with the Clasp "VIETNAM" in silver is approved.

          2. The Medal and the Clasp are awarded subject to the Royal Warrant and to regulations 5, 6, and 7.

          3. Vietnam

          4. Operational area
          In these regulations, operational area means the political boundaries and territorial waters of Vietnam.

          5. Eligibility
          A person is eligible for the award of the Medal and the Clasp, subject to regulations 6 and 7, if, between
          1 December 1962 and 1 May 1975, he or she was---

          • a. a member of the Royal New Zealand Navy or New Zealand Army or Royal New Zealand Air Force;
            or
          • b. a civilian person who was a member of a New Zealand contribution or New Zealand supported or
            sanctioned contribution in the operational area.

          6. Qualification
          An eligible person qualifies for the award of the Medal and the Clasp if he or she---

          • a. served for 1 day or more as member of a unit or sub-unit engaged in operations in the operational
            area; or
          • b. carried out 1 sortie as a member of a military or naval air crew or as a supernumerary crew
            member, in support of operations in the operational area; or
          • c. operated with the New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal New Zealand Navy, or
            allied armed forces or worked on New Zealand Government official tasks for 30 days, continuous
            or aggregated, in the operational area; or
          • d. rendered humanitarian service for a philanthropic organisation supported or sanctioned by the New
            Zealand Government for 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, in the operational area; or
          • e. served for 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, as an accredited New Zealand war
            correspondent in the operational area; or
          • f. had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before the completion of the
            qualifying time required by paragraphs (c) to (e) due to death or evacuation owing to wounds or
            other disability caused by that service; or
          • g. did not complete the qualifying time required by paragraphs (c) to (e), but was given a royal honour
            for gallantry or bravery in the operational area; or
          • h. had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before completing the qualifying
            time required by paragraphs (c) to (e) due to the withdrawal of the New Zealand armed forces
            referred to in regulation 5(a) from the operational area at the request of the New Zealand
            Government and the award has been approved by the Chief of Defence Force; or
          • i. had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before completing the qualifying
            time required by paragraphs (c) to (e) for service reasons (not personal or compassionate) and the
            award has been approved by the Chief of Defence Force; or
          • j. any other service not inconsistent with these regulations that the Minister of Defence, on the
            advice of the Chief of Defence Force, may determine.

          7. Exclusion
          A person shall not receive the award if his or her qualifying service was completed wholly between 1
          December 1962 and 27 January 1973 and was recognised by the award of the Vietnam Medal.

          8. Delegation
          Under clause 11(2) of the Royal Warrant, the Chief of Defence Force or a Chief of Staff acting for the
          Chief of Defence Force is authorised to award the New Zealand General Service Medal with the Clasp
          "VIETNAM" to those persons who qualify for the award of that Medal with the Clasp "VIETNAM".

          Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of July 2002.

          Mark Burton, Minister of Defence.

          Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
          Date of notification in Gazette: 1 August 2002.
          These regulations are administered in the New Zealand Defence Force.