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    Anyone recognize this medal?

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:17 pm

    Picked this up over the weekend. No idea what it is tho. Anyone else know what it is?


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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:11 pm

    Found it!

    French Insigne du Blessé Militaire

    Awarded to members of the French Army or Navy who were wounded or invalided through wounds or illnesses caused by the 1st World War. I didn't see it at first in my book because only the ribbon is mentioned and not the medal.

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    Post by vintageproductions on Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:37 pm

    could also be South Vietnamese.


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    Post by 1stDivVet on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:27 am

    Bob,

    I wondered about that, but couldn't find anything about it. Tell me more! Please!!!!

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    Post by vintageproductions on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:06 am

    I saw it in Daniel Byrne's booklet "Collectors Handbook of Military Orders and Medals Of The Republic Of Vietnam", plate 16.


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:45 pm

    Yeah, red stars on wreaths... pretty much a given that it's Communist of some sort.  Pretty safe start with that assumption and go from there.

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    Post by vintageproductions on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:23 pm

    Not Communists, its either French or South Vietnamese


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    Post by 1stDivVet on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:00 pm

    It's French. The SVN version has a 6 pointed red star and the stripes in the ribbon are green instead of blue. My book lists it as a WW1 wound medal, but the original version was a ribbon only award and the medal came out later according to it. Perhaps the medal was used as a wound medal for other wars besides WW1.

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