The Independence Order of Vietnam; 3rd Class
The Independence Order of Vietnam; 3rd Class - Post 1976. Bronze gilt with red and blue paint, 33.7 mm x 39.3 mm, bronze star on original five-sided ribbon ribbon, with pinback, contact marks, surface wear, paint chipping, near very fine. Footnote: The Order of Independence (or Independence Order) shall be conferred or posthumously conferred on individuals who have recorded exceptionally outstanding achievements in one of the political, economic, social, literature, art, scientific, technological, defense, security, diplomatic or other domains. It shall be conferred on collectives which satisfy the following criteria: having recorded outstanding achievements for five or more consecutive years before the time of nomination; having maintained internal unity, with clean and strong Party and mass organizations; having a process of building and development of thirty years or more; if having been conferred the second-class "Independence Order," they must have a process of building and development of twenty-five years or more.