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S. 743 (116th): Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act

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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 Oct 23, 2020.

Merrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act

This bill directs Congress to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as Merrill's Marauders, in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service in the jungles of Burma (Myanmar) during World War II.

Following its award, the gold medal shall be given to the Smithsonian Institution, where it shall be displayed and made available for research.