Things That Matter!
Thank You Ed!
Thank You from the Proud Americans!
Thank you Mel!
The Berkshire Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Wow, Tony what an awesome family history!
SSgt. Sam Small Jr.
II Field Forces Patch!
Army Good Conduct Medal
The National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star
Meritorious Unit Commendation
All Earned Ribbons
Expert Rifleman Badge - M16
My Basic Training Photo!
By Mel Major
My unit is now deployed in Iraq. I send them "care
packages" occasionally. It's great to help them in
their tour in Iraq.
Recieved from Chapter 65, Vietnam Veterans of America.
A product of years of hard fighting with "city hall". Funded and installed by Chapter 65, Vietnam Veterans of America.
By Larry Kleinschmidt
"Sgt. Sam the Cookie Man!"
Killed at French Fort, August 11, 1969
The Wall, Panel 19W, Line 005
Rest Well My Friend
The 2/32 was attached to the II Field Forces during the time I was in country.
The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military decorations of the US Military. The Navy first issued it in 1869, the Army in 1941.
Originally commissioned by President Eisenhower. Created in 1953.
South Vietnam established this decoration in 1950. It is modeled after the French Croix de guerre. This medal was twice awarded to my unit in Vietnam.
First established in 1964, this medal was awarded to my unit in 1971.
Established by Vietnam in 1966, this decoration was most commonly bestowed on US military personnel.
This medal was created in 1965 by order of President Johnson. It was designed by sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones. The silver star indicated that I participated in five campaigns while in Vietnam.
This is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six months during the period of military operations against an armed enemy.
This is how the ribbons look when worn on uniform. I am not sure if the order is correct.
Boy, if I had only known what was about to happen!