The Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal 2C (RVNHONOR) was a decoration presented by South Vietnam to recognize members of a military who served directly in cadre training of Vietnamese units and organization of the Vietnamese military. This medal was awarded for non-combat service only. The 1st Class medal is awarded to officers and the 2nd Class medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men.
The Republic of Vietnam Staff Service 2C Medal was a decoration presented by South Vietnam to recognize U.S. military personnel who served on a military staff for at least six months between 1964 - 1973 and demonstrated exceptional conduct. The 1st Class medal is awarded to officers and the 2nd Class medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men.
Croix de chevalier de 2ème classe (= commandeur) à titre militaire et pour un chrétien, 45 x 49 mm, fabrication russe ancienne en or (14 carats) ciselé émaillé de la Maison Keibel à Saint-Pétersbourg.… - Libert Damien - 07/07/2015
Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton; Native American. Michael Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973. He is the first person in more than a century to receive that honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient.
The Bronze Star Medal (BSM or BSV) is an award presented to United States Armed Forces personnel for bravery, acts of merit or meritorious service. When awarded for combat heroism it is awarded with a V device for Valor. It is the fourth highest combat award of the Armed Forces. Originally created in February of 1944, this medal was retroactively awarded to many WWII veterans.
The Silver Star (SS) Medal is a decoration presented by the U.S. military to recognize gallantry in battle. It is the third highest ranking award that can be received for valiant actions and may be awarded to any service member of the Armed Forces who is recognized for heroism.