Story: Military medals

Vietnam veterans' ceremony, Wellington, 2008 (1st of 4)

Vietnam veterans' ceremony, Wellington, 2008

Vietnam War veteran Vic Gadsby attends a ceremony in Wellington in 2008, accompanied by his granddaughter, Venessa Gadsby. His medals are (left to right) the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, the Vietnam Medal, the New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike) and the South Vietnamese Campaign Medal. This last medal was awarded by the South Vietnamese government, while the others are New Zealand medals.

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Dominion Post, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: 31 May 2008
Photograph by Kent Blechnyden

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Military medals - Campaign and service medals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012