Vietnam Veteran’s 50th Anniversary

Vietnam War commemorative medallion and certificate

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To acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has produced a Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration.

The medallion and certificate is available to every living veteran, widows of veterans and other family members of veterans of the Vietnam War. Please note that only one medallion is available per Vietnam War veteran. While Australia can never repay the debt we owe to the 60,000 who served in Vietnam, this medallion and certificate are a small but meaningful way to honour their service and to recognise the sacrifice of those who never returned home.

The obverse design features the Commonwealth Coat of Arms with ‘Vietnam War’ inscribed at the top and ‘Australia Remembers’ at the bottom. The reverse side features words of thanks at the bottom with the years 1962-73 inscribed at the top to represent the years in which Australia was involved in the Vietnam War.  The medallion also features depictions of a UH-1 Iroquois ‘Huey’ Helicopter, HMAS Sydney (III) ‘Vung Tau Ferry’ and an Australian solider holding an SLR.

The medallion will be presented in a display case and will include a card that explains the design and contains a brief expression of thanks.

The design of the commemorative certificate will complement the medallion. The design includes the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, ‘Australia Remembers’ wording and includes the signature of both the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.

The certificate will be contained within its own folder that will allow for independent display, framing and mounting.

Applications can be made online at National Mail & Marketing through the button below:

Medallion Application

If you are having difficulties with your application and require assistance please phone 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) between 9am and 5pm AEST Monday to Friday and when prompted say the word ‘medallions’.

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