VIETNAM MEDAL 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.