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S. 381 (113th): A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders”, for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo.

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11/19/2013--Passed Senate amended. Directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award, on behalf of Congress, of six gold medals in honor of the members of the 17th Bombardment Group (Medium), who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, in recognition of their military service during World War II.

Requires: (1) five of the medals to be given to the five surviving members of the April 18, 1942, Tokyo bombing mission, or their next of kin; and (2) the remaining medal to be given to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, where it shall be displayed with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Goblets and made available for research.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Museum should make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations and events associated with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Designates medals stuck under this Act as national medals and numismatic items.