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Text of To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members of ...

...to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War era.

This bill was introduced on June 13, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 2165 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2165

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War era.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 13, 2001

Mr. SPENCE introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War era.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. COLD WAR SERVICE MEDAL.

    (a) AUTHORITY- Chapter 57 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘Sec. 1134. Cold war service medal

    ‘(a) MEDAL AUTHORIZED- The Secretary concerned shall issue the Cold War service medal to persons eligible to receive the medal under subsection (b). The Cold War service medal shall be of an appropriate design approved by the Secretary of Defense, with ribbons, lapel pins, and other appurtenances.

    ‘(b) ELIGIBLE PERSONS- The following persons are eligible to receive the Cold War service medal:

      ‘(1) A person who--

        ‘(A) performed active duty or inactive duty training as an enlisted member of an armed force during the Cold War;

        ‘(B) completed the person’s initial term of enlistment;

        ‘(C) after the expiration of the person’s initial term of enlistment, reenlisted in an armed force for an additional term or was appointed as a commissioned officer or warrant officer; and

        ‘(D) has not received a discharge less favorable than an honorable discharge or a release from active duty with a characterization of service less favorable than honorable.

      ‘(2) A person who--

        ‘(A) performed active duty or inactive duty training as a commissioned officer or warrant officer in an armed force during the Cold War;

        ‘(B) completed the person’s initial service obligation as an officer;

        ‘(C) served in the armed forces after completing the person’s initial service obligation; and

        ‘(D) has not been released from active duty with a characterization of service less favorable than honorable and has not received a discharge less favorable than an honorable discharge.

    ‘(c) ONE AWARD AUTHORIZED- Not more than one Cold War service medal may be issued to any one person.

    ‘(d) ISSUANCE TO REPRESENTATIVE OF DECEASED- If a person referred to in subsection (b) dies before being issued the Cold War service medal, the medal may be issued to the person’s representative, as designated by the Secretary concerned.

    ‘(e) REPLACEMENT- Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a Cold War service medal that is lost, destroyed, or rendered unfit for use without fault or neglect on the part of the person to whom it was issued may be replaced without charge.

    ‘(f) UNIFORM REGULATIONS- The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that regulations prescribed by the Secretaries of the military departments under this section are uniform so far as is practicable.

    ‘(g) DEFINITION- In this section, the term ‘Cold War’ means the period beginning on September 2, 1945, and ending at the end of December 26, 1991.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘1134. Cold War service medal.’.