Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith,
To all to whom these Presents shall come,
Whereas We have given consideration to the need for recognition of the service of members of the New Zealand Armed Forces and by duly accredited members of approved philanthropic organisations serving with these forces in assisting the forces of the Republic of Vietnam to repel aggression;
And Whereas We are desirous of recognising this service to Our Realm of New Zealand;
We do by these presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors institute and create a new Medal.