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NDAA 2002 - FACT

The NDAA 2002 was passed by congress October 2001 signed into Law Dec. 28 2001, In the NDAA that was approved by both houses, signed into law by the President(George W. Bush), was the Sense of Congress to authorize the Campaign Medal for service in the Cold War. (The Medal was NOT created by the SECDEF).


NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002
2002NDAA.pdf



LANGUAGE AUTHORIZED
115 STAT. 1118 PUBLIC LAW 107ā€“107ā€”DEC. 28, 2001
115 STAT. 1118 PUBLIC LAW 107ā€“107 DEC. 28, 2001
Code, that the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to that
individual is warranted and that a waiver of time restrictions
prescribed by law for recommendation for such award is recommended.

SEC. 556. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN MEDALS.
It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should
consider authorizing undefined

(1) the issuance of a campaign medal, to be known as
the Korea Defense Service Medal, to each person who while
a member of the Armed Forces served in the Republic of Korea,
or the waters adjacent thereto, during the period beginning
on July 28, 1954, and ending on such date thereafter as the
Secretary considers appropriate;

(2) the issuance of a campaign medal, to be known as
the Cold War Service Medal, to each person who while a
member of the Armed Forces served satisfactorily on active
duty during the Cold War; and

(3) the award of the Vietnam Service Medal to any member
or former member of the Armed Forces who was awarded
the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for participation in
military operations designated as Operation Frequent Wind
arising from the evacuation of Vietnam on April 29 and 30,
1975. s recommended.




   

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