MIL Military (but mainly Army) crew a question to help out an old ranger...

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by liberals=whiner, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. So my friend is trying to surprise his dad with a ribbon box type thing for christmas. We have a copy of his discharged orders, but all the ribbons/commendations are abbrevated. Could you help us out?


    Here's the list
    NDSM - National defense service medal?
    CIB - Combat Infantry Badge
    VSM - Vietnam service medal
    CCMDL - ?
    VCM - ?




    Thanks for help guys.
     
  2. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    I am pretty sure VCM is Vietnam Campaign Medal. You are right about the NDSM and I am dumbfounded at the CCMDL. I have heard it a lot, just clueless about what it is. He may have been awarded more medals as well. It is worth asking.
     
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    I'm not sure what CCMDL is, I did some searching and found two other ppl online asking a similar question but there was no anwers for them either. The only two things I could find that have CC as possible initials are the China Campaign medal (which that can't be unless he served between 1901 and 1905) and the Career Counselor badge.
     
  4. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Yeah, but that is a badge and not a medal. Tough one. Wish some of my older family was still around.
     
  5. cool thanks guys. i'll let him know.

    From the looks of it it might be the career counselor badge.

    Thanks again guys.
     
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    If it's vietnam era...is there a Cambodia Campaign something or other? Time to pull out the giant medal chart.
     
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    Nothing on the big medal chart, I thought about Cambodia but IIRC most of our ops there weren't exactly ones we would have campaign medals for.
     

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