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Legislative Update Rep. Jo Ann Davis (VA-1) has signed on as Co-sponsor for the Cold War Service Medal Act.

This just Came in from Natioal Legislative Director Dr.Frank Tims.I just heard from Rep. Andrews office, and Jo Ann Davis’ name is being added to list today. Should be able to view it tomorrow on Thomas.

Now for Senator Allen — let’s turn up the heat and ask him to publicly declare on a cold war medal amendment!

Virginia is looking good lets keep up the momentum all you Virginians call Rep Davis for thanks and now lets get Sen Allen on Board.

SA 4212. Mrs. CLINTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 2766, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following:
SEC. 587. 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: “§1135. Cold War service medal
“(a) Medal Authorized.–The Secretary concerned shall issue a service medal, to be known as 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 during the Cold War;
“(B) completed the person’s initial term of enlistment or, if discharged before completion of such initial term of enlistment, was honorably discharged after completion of not less than 180 days of service on active duty; and
“(C) 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 during the Cold War;
“(B) completed the person’s initial service obligation as an officer or, if discharged or separated before completion of such initial service obligation, was honorably discharged after completion of not less than 180 days of service on active duty; and
“(C) has not been released from active duty with a characterization of service less favorable than honorable and has not received a discharge or separation less favorable than an honorable discharge.
“(c) One Award Authorized.–Not more than one Cold War service medal may be issued to any person.
“(d) Issuance to Representative of Deceased.–If a person described in subsection (b) dies before being issued the Cold War service medal, the medal shall 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) Application for Medal.–The Cold War service medal shall be issued upon receipt by the Secretary concerned of an application for such medal, submitted in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary prescribes.
“(g) 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.
“(h) 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:
GPO’s PDF
“1135. Cold War service medal.”.

Congresswoman Davis is now a co-sponsor of HR 2568, the Cold War Victory Medal Act. It will take a few days for Thomas (the website used to track legislation) to update, but she will be on there soon. Thanks for your phone call. We will try to help out during conference with the Senate on the National Defense Authorization Act as well.

Regards,
Andrew Hicks

C. Andrew Hicks
Military Legislative Assistant
Rep. Jo Ann Davis (VA-1)
1123 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4261

New Yorkers I have a meeting with one of Congressman Brian Higgins assistants on June 21st at 10 am keep phone and letter writing campaign going . We are getting traction let us keep pressure on.

Sean Eagan

NY State Director
Cold War Veterans Association
sean.eagan@gmail.com

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