gallantry cross (south vietnam)

GALLANTRY CROSS (SOUTH VIETNAM)
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GALLANTRY CROSS (SOUTH VIETNAM)
The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross also known as the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross or Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Vietnamese: Anh-Dũng Bội-Tinh) is a military decoration of the former Government of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam). The medal was created on August 15, 1950 and was awarded to military personnel, civilians, and Armed Forces units and organizations in recognition of deeds of valor or heroic conduct while in combat with the enemy.

Individuals who received the medal, ribbon, and a citation were personally cited at the Armed Forces, Corps, Division, Brigade or Regiment level. The Republic of Vietnam authorized members of units and organizations that were cited, to wear the Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Emblem with Palm and Frame (no medal is authorized).

TypeMilitary medal (four class decoration)
Four degrees:
Gallantry Cross with Palm
Gallantry Cross with Gold Star
Gallantry Cross with Silver Star
Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star
  1. GREEN BERETS Shelton, Ronald Thomas

    SURNAME Shelton FORENAME Ronald Thomas UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det A-415) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-87374 AWARD Bronze Star,Air Medal,Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with silver star PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  2. USACAPOC Griffith, Thurston Algee,Jr

    SURNAME Griffith FORENAME Thurston Algee,Jr UNIT SD-5891,HQ,MACV Advisors (Psyops Officer) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-95943 AWARD Bronze Star with V device,Cross of Gallantry with palm (Vietnam) PLACE South Vietnam 1965 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  3. FORCE RECON Graves, Terrence Collinson

    SURNAME Graves FORENAME Terrence Collinson UNIT 3 Recon Bn (3 Force Recon Company,attached) (3 MarDiv) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 0101090 AWARD Medal of Honor,Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with silver star PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of...
  4. AIR COMMANDO 2 Cross, James Emory

    SURNAME Cross FORENAME James Emory UNIT Det 1 (56 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 292386573 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal,Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with silver star PLACE South Vietnam 1969-70 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  5. AIR COMMANDO 2 Lewis, Dan Robert

    SURNAME Lewis FORENAME Dan Robert UNIT Forward Air Controller (unit unknown) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Silver Star,Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters,Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm PLACE South Vietnam 1964-65 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  6. AATTV Chinn, George Ernest

    SURNAME Chinn FORENAME George Ernest UNIT AATTV RANK Warrant Officer First Class NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE South Vietnam ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1927 wife Margaret children Laraine, Georgina and Francine during WW2 attempted to join AIF under age...
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