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    redleg
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    Today I received some Asian Medals and since it is not within my expertise I thought to inquire of the experts:
    Attached Below you see a possible Taiwanese Medal from what I’m guessing the early statehood era?

    1st OBVERSE CENTER shows two flail like objects with a scepter in the center; surrounded by a red Maltese cross surrounded by green oak leaves and back-piece shows oriental type (?) cross
    REVERSE has chinese characters with "883"
    [attachment=3]Chinese.jpg[/attachment]

    The next group is Vietnamese:
    1st OBVERSE CENTER shows an oriental dragon with a cherry blossom in the center of its body; OUTER RING: the words DANH-DU BOI TINH VIETNAM; Surrounded by three superimposed Maltese crosses and two crossed javelins
    REVERSE is blank
    [attachment=2]Viet1.jpg[/attachment]
    2nd OBVERSE CENTER shows a arm holding a downward facing dagger over a black background OUTER RING the inscription BIET-CONG BOI-TINH surrounded by an eight-pointed star
    [attachment=1]Viet2.jpg[/attachment]
    REVERSE has VIET:NAM
    3rd OBVERSE Damaged circle with Maltese cross over a diamond with single rays facing inward
    REVERSE has the inscription PHI-DUNG BOI-TINH VIET-NAM
    [attachment=0]Viet3.jpg[/attachment]

    Any Ideas would be most helpful
    -Redleg
    Chinese.jpg
    Viet1.jpg
    Viet2.jpg
    Viet3.jpg

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    #14740
    megan
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    #1: South Korea – Chungmu (3rd Class) of the Order of Military Merit

    #2: Republic of South Vietnam – Armed Forces Honour Medal 1st Class (for officers)

    Regret I do not recognise the other 2 straight off…

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

    #14742
    jb floyd
    Moderator

    #3 Vietnam Special Service Medal (on a US Air Force Commendation Medal ribbon; proper ribbon is narrow red and white stripes)

    #4 Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross (missing the obverse center)

    #14743
    redleg
    Participant

    Megan, Jeff,
    Thank You

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