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H.R. 1687 (102nd): To provide for the striking of a gold medal to be presented on behalf of the Congress to General Colin L. Powell, United States Army, and to provide for the production of bronze duplicates of such medal for sale to the public.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 10, 1991.

Authorizes the President, on behalf of the Congress, to present a gold medal to General Colin L. Powell, United States Army, in recognition of his distinguished leadership as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and principal military adviser to the President in the planning and execution of the military response of the United States, in coordination with allied coalition forces, to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to provide for the sale of bronze duplicates of the medal. Authorizes appropriations.