The Vietnam Medal was instituted in 1968 to recognise New Zealanders who served in the Vietnam War.
New Zealand and Australia jointly developed and instituted the Vietnam Medal. The Vietnam Medal was the first
operational service medal for Australian or New Zealand personnel to be designed and produced in Australia.

              NEW ZEALAND GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1992 (Warlike)
              This medal was instituted in 1992. It was issued in silver to recognise service in warlike operations
              for which no separate New Zealand or British Commonwealth campaign medal was issued. By the
              time it was replaced in 2002, four clasps had been issued for warlike operations between 1956 and
              1991 in the Suez Canal region, Malaya, Vietnam and Kuwait. First issued in 2008 to Vietnam
              Veterans.                            - 34 YEARS AFTER THE VIETNAM WAR -

                                      SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAMPAIGN MEDAL
                                      The South Vietnamese Campaign Medal was awarded by the Government
                                      of South Vietnam to New Zealand and Australian forces who served for six
                                      months in Vietnam between 1964 and 1973. The Sovereign approved the
                                      wearing of the South Vietnamese Campaign Medal by eligible New Zealand
                                      personnel in 1966.