Joyce

Surname: Joyce
Christian Names: Gilbert Keith
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: The Caves
Case Notes:

Gilbert Keith JOYCE, 3166040 served in the Vietnam War with the Australian Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) from 07/01/1970 to 07/01/1971 as a Temporary Warrant officer Class 2 and is better known as Keith JOYCE.

As a result of that tour he was awarded the Military Medal by the Australian government for his actions in Vietnam as well as receiving awards from the South Vietnam Government and the United States Government.

 

Medals

The medals that JOYCE is wearing from left to right are;

Military Medal (entitled)

Australian Active Service Medal (entitled)

Vietnam Medal (entitled)

South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medal with Silver Star (not entitled, should be Bronze Star)

South Vietnam Campaign Medal (entitled)

Frontline Medal (unofficial medal not entitled)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation (entitled)

United States Army Meritorious Unit Commendation (entitled)

Infantry Combat Badge (pinned on the unofficial medal)

He would have been awarded the Cross of Gallantry Medal with Bronze Star by the South Vietnamese government as clearly shown in the document above, but he is wearing one with a Silver Star, next level up.

This is also recorded in the book first published in 2005 titled “The Men Who Persevered”which is the story about the AATTV. The book also shows he was awarded other US Medals which are not being worn in the photo of his medals.

He is also missing the Australian Defence Force medal and the unit citations and Infantry Combat Badge should be worn above the medals, not on them.

Front Line Service Medal (World War 2 unofficial TIN medal) from the Medal Yearbook 2011.

Issued by the 2/12 Battalion Association to identify those that took part in front line actions with the infantry, thus differentiating them from other units.

With being the recipient of a number of high awards we cannot understand why he is wearing the unofficial medal as there were no front lines in Vietnam as there would have been in World War Two.

Keith Joyce you have shown disrespect by wearing a Silver Star on the Cross of Gallantry medal and the unofficial WW2 medal. The Infantry Combat Badge denotes that you served on operations and there is no need to wear a worthless piece of metal. You have earned a place on this page.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

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