Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (VCM, VNCM) was a decoration presented by South Vietnam to recognize members of allied forces who served in the Vietnam War for a period of at least six months. Service members who were wounded, captured or killed in action were automatically awarded the medal regardless of time served. The "1960 Bar" device is given with the medal and was meant to indicate the years the war was fought from beginning to end. Since the Republic of Vietnam was conquered by North Vietnam in 1975, the government no longer existed and no end date was ever made for the bar.