Source Information Vietnam War, Awards and Decorations of Honor, 1965-1972 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2005.
Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Awards and Decorations System (AWADS) Translated File [Archival Database]; Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam Conflict, 5/1969-3/1973; Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950-1975, Record Group 472; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

About Vietnam War, Awards and Decorations of Honor, 1965-1972

This database contains information about awards and decorations of honor awarded to U.S. and allied foreign military personnel during the Vietnam War. These awards were given between 1965 and 1972. This database does not represent all awards and decorations presented for duties performed in Vietnam. Information provided here includes:

  • Name of Recipient
  • Grade (military grade of individual receiving award)
  • Command/Staff (command or staff agency to which the recipient was assigned)
  • Service/Country (shows what country or service the individual served with)
  • Date Eligible to Return from Overseas
  • Recommended Award (the first award or decoration recommended for an individual)
  • Date Recommended Award was Received
  • Date of Action (the date of action for a valorous or meritorious award)
  • Approved Award (the name of the award or decoration that was approved for an individual)
  • Clusters (shows the number of clusters for an award)
  • Board Number
  • Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Recommended Award (name of recommended award when MACV does not approving authority)
  • Level of Assignment
  • General Order Number (Number of the General Order which authorized the award)
  • Date Award Forwarded
  • Award Presented in Republic of Vietnam (indicates whether the award was presented in Vietnam or not)
  • Posthumous (indicates whether the award was given posthumously)

Note: All of this information may not be provided for each individual.