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I saw this on ebay and I can't identify one of the ribbons. Other than the Air Medal and Purple Heart being out of order, the other thing I found unusual is the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross appears to have a star instead of a palm. The ribbon I can't ID is on the lowest row, far left. Any thoughts on this is appreciated.

 

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Sivart

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The ribbon you are questioning is the Republic of Vietnam Staff Service medal. Here are links to a couple of pages on the medal:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Staff_Service_Medal

 

http://www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca/host/vietn...Page2/index.htm

 

Here are a couple of links explaining the various attachments for the Gallantry Cross:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Gallantry_Cross

 

http://www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca/host/vietn...Page1/index.htm

 

I would imagine the ribbons belonged to an advisor.

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The Purple Heart is in the right order, it wasn't until the early 80's that the PH rated over the Air Medal, a great set of ribbons, Mark

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