Created in 1964, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal honors military members who carried out service in support of South Vietnam for a term greater than six months between the dates of March 8, 1949 and July 20, 1954, or between the dates of January 1, 1960 and April 30, 1975. Individuals who were wounded, captured, or killed in the line of duty were granted the award without consideration of the six-month requirement.
The former Republic of South Vietnam created a series of awards to honor military members and civilians who carried out service on behalf of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and related operations between 1949 and 1974. As the nation no longer exists, the awards are considered obsolete.
The medal is in the shape of a white six-pointed star upon a ridged hexagon; it features a green enameled disc in the center and a red flame superimposed between outlines of North and South Vietnam. The ribbon is green and is bisected by a vertical white stripe; an additional, thinner white stripe appears toward each edge.
The term of service is indicated by a bar with the corresponding years.