Vietnam Service Medal presented to all services. Original Vietnam War GI Issue Service Medal Set Vintage 1969 MILITARY AWARD.
First awarded: 4 July 1965; Retroactive to 1 July 1958
Established: 8 July 1965 – Executive Order 11231; 28 November 1967 – Amended, E.O. 11382; 2 February 2003 – Amended, E.O. 13286.
The Vietnam Service Medal replaces the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM), which was awarded for service in Vietnam from 1961 to 1965. Service stars are permitted as attachments worn on the Vietnam Service Medal for recipients who participated in multiple campaigns during the Vietnam War.