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March-April 1966, Medal Ceremony

1603 lb 50aLTG Nguyen Van Thieu is shown pinning the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, onto LTC William J. Maddox, Jr. Maddox is receiving the honor on behalf of his unit, the 13th Aviation Battalion. The 13th was chosen as the “Outstanding Aviation Unit” for 1964-1965 at the AAAA Annual Meeting. The RVN medal is for gallantry in combat.