The closed and suspicious government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam has long been secretive about its Orders and Decorations. Only when the Vietnamese publication, Huan Chuong Huy Chuong, issued by the Institute of Orders in Hanoi finally reached our shores was some light shed on this area. This section of our web site documents the official Orders and Decorations of the Socialist republic of Vietnam. In a number of cases, these Orders and Decorations include those issued by the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong. These medals (orders and Decorations) featured here have all been adopted as “official” by the Hanoi government.

Gold Star Order, Ho Chi Minh Order, and Independence Order

Labor Order, Military Exploit Order, and Victory Order

Combatant Order, Resistance Order and Soldier of Glory Order

Friendship Order, NLF Fatherland Order, and NLF Liberation Exploit Order

NLF Brass Fortress Order, NLF Resolution for Victory Order, and NLF Liberation War Exploit Order

NLF Liberation Order, NLF Soldier of Liberation Order, and Hero of the Armed Forces Decoration

Liberation Army Order, Fatherland Commemorative Decoration, and Liberation Army Decoration

Resistance Decoration, Soldier of Glory Decoration, and Victory Decoration

Banner of Resolution for Voctory, Decoration Friendship Decoration, amd Security of the Fatherland Decoration

Heroic Mothers Decoration, POW Commemorative Decoration, and NLF Liberation Armed Forces Hero

NLF Liberation Decoration, NLF Resoltion for Victory Decoration, and Soldier of Liberation Decoration

Fatherland Order (Version 2)