Vietnam Gallantry Cross With Silver Star Medal Miniature
Country: Republic of Vietnam
Criteria: Deeds of valor and acts of courage/heroism while fighting the enemy.
Devices: Bronze Palm similar to (55), Bronze, Silver, Gold Stars similar to (105) through (107) denote level of award and additional awards.
Although awarded sparingly during the early years of the Vietnam War, the Gallantry Cross was widely bestowed upon RVN troops as a reward for much heroism and peril. Many American service men received the award as a personal decoration or as a unit award.