is a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motor Cycle Club (VVMCC) and
wears all the “buttons and bows” associated with that
affiliation. Here he is in full splendor.
last ribband on the right hand side of his ribbands is
the ribband of the medal for the Republic of Vietnam
Campaign Medal (VCM), issued by the Government of the
Republic of South Vietnam
Ravelje’s offence is on the lower end of the wannabe
scale but he is wearing the VCM which he is not entitled
to wear, and we will prove that in this site entry. To
be eligible to wear the VCM a member of the Defence
Force had to serve in Vietnam for a period of more than
180 days. Any person wounded as a direct result of enemy
action, or the families of any person killed in action
before the expiration of the 180 day period were
eligible. The 180 days could be cumulative, taking into
account numerous visits, as was the case of some Defence
did not complete a total of 180 days you were not issued
a medal, and to illegally wear one, it would have to be
a purchased fake medal.
Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll shows
Ravelje as serving as follows:
dates on the Nominal Roll show less than 170 days
service in Vietnam.
Ravelje’s Service File confirms the 170 day period.
Reading from the bottom up
Ravelje arrived Saigon 17 December 1969 and returned to
Sydney on 4 June 1970.
is an important medal and only those who served the
stipulated time can wear it.
Recently another member of the VVMCC, Ian Keith
Fruend was exposed as a VCM cheat also an ex
RAAF, Vietnam Veterans Association executive
Carl William Boye has been exposed for the same
you are wearing a VCM, and have not earned it, you
are running the risk of being named and shamed on
this web site.
say - Go ahead make our day!
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Veteran Community. All information presented here is
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