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What does NDSM stand for?

NDSM stands for National Defense Service Medal

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personid=160756136&affiliateID=1732> receiving the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
His awards and decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Blue "E" Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Among his many honors, Vallandingham held five Bronze Stars, the Combat Medic Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tag, Air Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, several Army Commendation Medals, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal with two stars, the Vietnamese Service Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Medal and the Vietnamese Civic Actions Medal.
Among his medals and decorations are: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" and two gold stars, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V", the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation with three bronze stars, the Navy Unit Commendation with one bronze star, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, the Korean Service Medal with one silver star indicative of five bronze stars, the Vietnam Service Medal with one silver star, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with silver star and two palms.
His awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Korea Defense Medal, Secretary of Defense Staff Badge, Secretary of the Army Staff Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Army Superior Unit Award.
He was honorably discharged in 1970 after serving in Vietnam where he earned a bronze star, national defense service medal, the Vietnam campaign medal, two overseas medals, a U.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Ranger Tab and the Parachutist Badge.