Dates: March 1, 1961 to March 28, 1974
Criteria: Awarded to certain units of the U.S. Armed Forces for valorous combat achievement during the Vietnam War.
Devices: All Services: Bronze Palm; Army only: Bronze, Silver, Gold Star
Notes: Above date denotes when award was authorized for wear by U.S. Armed Forces personnel.
The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation was established on August 15, 1950 and awarded by the Republic of Vietnam to units of the U.S. Armed Forces in recognition of valorous achievement in combat during the Vietnam War. The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation ribbon is red with a very wide yellow center stripe which has eight very thin double red stripes. The ribbon bar is enclosed in a gold frame with laurel leaves identical to U.S. unit awards. For more information on Vietnamese decorations and medals see The Decorations and Medals of the Republic of Vietnam and Her Allies 1950-1975 by Foster/Sylvester.