3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2021 11:27 AM by Thomas Hogan

    Seeking Vietnam War photos of awards/commendations ceremonies

    Jason Rosette Newbie

      Hello, I'm seeking any good photos of awards and decorations/commendations ceremony from the Vietnam War, prefer 1968 or 1969.  Prefer Army or Marines, with superior officer and recipient clearly visible. This is for an educational project - Any leads welcome!

        • Re: Seeking Vietnam War photos of awards/commendations ceremonies
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Rosette,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Army Signal Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps photographs taken during the Vietnam War are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research


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          • Re: Seeking Vietnam War photos of awards/commendations ceremonies
            Donald Hall Wayfarer

            If it is for an educational project, you may find that you can google them and have just as good luck.  If you can find the names of recipients of senior awards, such as the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Silver Star, try googling their name and "award presentation."


            Similarly, if you have the names of the commanding officers of the divisions or above in country at the time--and they're all listed in Wikipedia or other sources--you could do a similar google search, for example "Westmoreland award presentation 1968" or "Abrams award ceremony 1969" and see what images pop up.  It may not be perfect, but if you're putting together a slide presentation for a class or something, it may meet your requirements.


            An you might have similar results on Pinterest or one of the other image sharing services.

            • Re: Seeking Vietnam War photos of awards/commendations ceremonies
              Thomas Hogan Wayfarer

              The website Fold3 has numerous official Army, Navy & Marine Corps photos from the Vietnam War. It is a subscription website but you may be able to sign-up for a free trial. You might also be able to access the site through a library.