It is appropriate, with the increasing interest in the Vietnam war and the appreciation of the sacrifices made by all who took part, that this book of honours and awards bestowed upon Australian servicemen and women who distinguished themselves in the battlefield of South East Asia be compiled.
In what can only be described as an outstanding effort, the compiler has attempted to record the name, rank, serial number and unit, together with the nature of the aware, of those whose service in Vietnam was recognised by one or several of the participating nations.
The information contained in this book has been painstakingly drawn from unit histories, nominal rolls, newspaper articles, overseas authorities and interviews with service personnel who took part in the conflict.
This record will be of valuable assistance to researchers, authors, historians, collectors and will remain a lasting tribute to those who served their country in the war in South Vietnam.
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Glossary of Abbreviations
Royal Australian Navy Awards
Distinguished Service Order Certificate
Royal Australian Army Awards
Mention in Despatches Certificate
Royal Australian Air Force Awards
Distinguished Flying Cross Certificate
Campaign Service Medal 1962, with Bar South Vietnam
United States Air Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honour Medal
United States Army Commendation Medal
United States Meritorious Unit Commendation
United States Meritorious Unit Commendation Citation