H.R. 1968 (112th): Cold War Service Medal Act of 2011

May 24, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Steve Israel
Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district
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This bill was introduced on May 24, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 24, 2011
Referred to Committee May 24, 2011
Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War, and for other purposes.


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19 cosponsors (12D, 7R) (show)

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Cold War Service Medal Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of the military department concerned to issue the Cold War Service Medal to members of the Armed Forces who were discharged or released under honorable conditions after having:
(1) served on active duty for at least 24 consecutive months during the Cold War (September 2, 1945, through December 26, 1991),
(2) deployed outside the continental United States for at least 30 days during such period, or
(3) performed other Cold War service as the Secretary of Defense (DOD) may prescribe.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should expedite the design of the Medal as well its issuance to eligible members.

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