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From an NCO on AFTWS, here are the 17 Vietnam campaigns which the USAF recognizes that entitle an airman to wear the bronze service star device on their VNS ribbon:

 

Vietnam Advisory: 15 Nov 1961–1 Mar 1965.

Vietnam Defensive: 2 Mar 1965–30 Jan 1966.

Vietnam Air: 31 Jan–28 Jun 1966.

Vietnam Air Offensive: 29 Jun 1966–8 Mar 1967.

Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II: 9 Mar 1967–31 Mar 1968.

Vietnam Air/Ground: 22 Jan–7 Jul 1968.

Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III: 1 Apr–31 Oct 1968.

Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV: 1 Nov 1968–22 Feb 1969.

TET 69/Counteroffensive: 23 Feb–8 Jun 1969.

Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969: 9 Jun–31 Oct 1969.

Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970: 1 Nov 1969–30 Apr 1970.

Sanctuary Counteroffensive: 1 May–30 Jun 1970.

Southwest Monsoon: 1 Jul–30 Nov 1970.

Commando Hunt V: 1 Dec 1970–14 May 1971.

Commando Hunt VI: 15 May–31 Oct 1971.

Commando Hunt VII: 1 Nov 1971–29 Mar 1972.

Vietnam Ceasefire: 30 Mar 1972–28 Jan 1973.


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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