A medal citation certificate issued in 1987 to Martyr Nguyen Ban Choi of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) - the Vietnamese text suggests that this citation was a posthumous one.
The citation certificate records that Nguyen was awarded the Victory Medal, Third Class
Given that the Vietnam War ended with the fall of South Vietnam to communist forces in April 1975, why did it take 12 years for the citation to be issued by the State Council of Vietnam?
One possible reason is because over 300,000 Vietnamese are still listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War - this 1992 New York Times article provides some historical context (http://www.nytimes.com/1992/11/30/world/the-vietnamese-speak-softly-of-their-own-300000-mia.html)
Condition as seen in photos - an interesting artefact from the Vietnam War!
Will provide an English translation of the Vietnamese text and send it together with the citation certificate and medal
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