Republic of Vietnam Wound Medal
The Republic of Vietnam Wound Medal was a decoration presented by South Vietnam to recognize service personnel who were killed or wounded while serving in active duty against adversaries of the Republic of Vietnam. The medal is the South Vietnamese equivalent of the U.S. military Purple Heart, and was rarely bestowed upon allied military members, such as U.S. personnel. U.S. military members eligible to received this award were generally under the direct command of a South Vietnam military unit.
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