404th Radio Research Detachment (Airborne)

173d Airborne Brigade (Separate)


For all who served
 National Defense Service Medal.  Vietnam Service Medal.  Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

The National Defense Service Medal was awarded for honorable active service for any period between 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954, between 1 January 1961 and 14 August 1974, and between 2 August 1990 and 30 November 1995. For the purpose of the award.

The Vietnam Service Medal is awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States serving in Vietnam and contiguous waters or airspace thereover, after 3 July 1965 through 28 March 1973. Members of the Armed Forces of the United States in Thailand, Laos, or Cambodia, or the airspace thereover, during the same period and serving in direct support of operations in Vietnam are also eligible for this award. Additional criteria apply.

The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal is awarded to personnel who meet one of the following requirements:

  1.  Served in the Republic of Vietnam for six months during the period of 1 March 1961 and 28 March 1973.
  2.  Served outside the geographical limits of the Republic of Vietnam and contributed direct combat support to the Republic of Vietnam and Armed Forces for six months. Such individuals must meet the criteria established for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (for Vietnam) or the Vietnam Service Medal, to qualify for the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
  3.  Six months service is not required for individuals who were wounded by hostile forces; killed in action or otherwise in line of duty; or captured by hostile forces.


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