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Abingdon 360

Abingdon 360

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1994
July 9, 2018

#Repost @usmcmuseum (@get_repost) Did you know? In August of 1965, President...

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Did you know? In August of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11231, establishing The Vietnam Service Medal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Designed by Thomas Hudson, the suspension ribbon reflects the former South Vietnam Flag and the green trip represents the “jungle nature” of the war. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
The medal was awarded to all members of the armed forces who served in Vietnam between July 3, 1965 and March 28, 1973 and there are a total of 17 campaigns authorized for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Interested in learning more about Marine Corps heraldry and the Vietnam War? Visit us at NMMC to see this Vietnam Service Medal and the other artifacts in our collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
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Photo credit: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1994

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