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Awards and Decorations System (AWADS) Translated File, 12/1965 - 11/1972 (info) Search
Title: Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam War, created, 5/1969 - 3/1973, documenting the period 12/1965 - 11/1972
Creator: Department of Defense. Pacific Command. U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Data Management Agency (04/01/1967 - 03/29/1973) (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 472: Records of the U. S. Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950-1996
Other Titles: Awards and Decorations System (AWADS)
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3574; EMAIL:
Inclusive Dates: 5/1969 - 3/1973
Coverage Dates: 12/1965 - 11/1972
Date Note: The agency created and maintained these data files during the period 5/1969 - 3/1973. The dates the awards were presented cover the period 12/1965 - 11/1972.
Part of: Record Group 472: Records of the U. S. Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950-1996
Function and Use: The agency maintained records of awards presented during the Vietnam War in order to prepare reports from the data.
Scope & Content Note: The series contains information about some of the awards and decorations of honor awarded to U.S. military officers, soldiers, and sailors, and to allied foreign military personnel. It does not contain information about all awards and decorations of honor presented during the Vietnam War. The records include the name and grade of the recipient, recipient's country and service, command and staff, the recommended award, and the approved award; several dates, including date of the related action, date the recipient was eligible to return from overseas, and date the award was received or forwarded; whether the award was presented in South Vietnam, and whether the award was posthumous.
Access Restrictions: Restricted - Partly. FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information. A public use file is available for research. It masks the Social Security Number or service number of individuals.
General Note: The files were a computerized application using the National Military Command System, Information Processing System or NIPS, a report generator software product. The NIPS software had three types of records: Control Set, Fixed Set, and Periodic Set. NARA received the records in a NIPS variable field length format and translated the NIPS records to fixed-length records in American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
Awards and Decorations System (AWADS) was the name used in the agency.
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Extent: 2 data files and 8 linear inches of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Armed forces officers
Decorations of honor
Names, Personal
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

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