Sam Trautman called John Rambo “the best combat vet I’ve ever seen…”. People who up against him require a good supply of body bags, after all the man has fired a few shots. Ever wondered how well regarded the man who couldn’t even hold down a job washing fucking cars was?
Wonder no more…
Per dialogue in Rambo: First Blood Part II, during his Vietnam era service, Rambo was awarded:
In “Rambo Prepares Knife” deleted scene from Rambo III, Rambo’s “Class A” uniform can clearly be seen (although his rank can not be seen) in his footlocker with the following 13 ribbons:
In a measure of discontinuity within the storyline, Rambo’s Silver Stars and Distinguished Service Cross were missing from his ribbon rack as well as the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal, both of which he would have been awarded.
Various special duty badges can also be seen on Rambo’s “Class A” uniform, including: