As I stated in another thread, my mother passed away last Friday. She was a pack rat and her house is so filled with items that it is difficult to maneuver. The woman never threw anything away, so I am finding things shoved everywhere.
My dad died in Vietnam when I was five weeks old. He was the love of my mother’s life but she always seemed very possessive over her memories. When ever I left home, she visited his grave but she avoided taking me. She rarely showed me the items of his that she kept. I never met his family either.
I was digging through the numerous piles of junk that my mom had accumulated. Out of a black, plastic binder dropped a medal with Vietnamese writing. I was surprised and knew that it must have been my dad’s but I couldn’t imagine what it was. A friend helped me track down this entry in the online encyclopedia. It has a picture of the exact medal that I found.
Do any of you know anything about this medal? I have only vague knowledge of how my dad died. I would like more information on what the medal is and how it was decided to give it to the recipients