New NARA Database: Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam Conflict

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The new NARA database: Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam Conflict is now online at WorldVitalRecords.com. It was created from May 1969 to March 1973 and contains more than 80,000 records. This database covers the period from Dec.1965-November 1972 and will be free to access until October 3, 2007.

The series contains information about some of the awards and decorations of honor awarded to U.S. military officers, soldiers, and sailors, and to allied foreign military personnel.

It does not contain information about all awards and decorations of honor presented during the Vietnam Conflict. The records include the name and grade of the recipient, recipient’s country and service, command and staff, the recommended award, and the approved award; several dates, including date of the related action, date the recipient was eligible to return from overseas, and date the award was received or forwarded; whether the award was presented in South Vietnam, and whether the award was posthumous.

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