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Cold War Medal: Update

Posted by James Jett on December 22, 2006


Cold War Victory Medal LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Updated: November 24, 2006

There are two stand-alone bills to create a cold war medal, one in the House and one in the Senate.

House bill H.R.2568 has 17 co-sponsors as of November 24, 2006.

Senate bill 1351only has three co-sponsors to date.

As the congressional calendar is near an end, it is unlikely that there will be any concrete action on the Cold War Medal until next year. At that time there will be a “new Congress” thus mandating the re-introduction of this important piece of legislation before it can be acted upon.

Frankly, without broader demand from veterans and their loved ones, we do not see a bright future on this front. If YOU find this unacceptable then YOU must get involved and help us. Please continue to monitor this page (as well as the CWVA Forum) for updates as to how you may help.

THE ABOVE IS A STATEMENT COPIED FROM THE COLD WAR VICTORY MEDAL (SITE)

Now you know the truth!!

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4 Responses to “Cold War Medal: Update”

  1. I AM A VETERAN OF OVER 33 YEAR’S MILITARY SERVICE, SERVING IN THREE DIFFERENT BRACHE’S OF THE MILITARY, ARMY/NAVY/AIR FORCE/ACTIVE DUTY/RESERVES/NAT’L GUARD/SERVED IN VIETNAM/CALL TO ACTIVE BY AIR FORCE FOR DESERT SHIELD/STORM/CALLED BY MY STATE ARMY NAT’L GUARD FOR IRAQ AND SERVED IN IRAQ BACK IN 2003. PLEASE ENDORSE THE BILL FOR THE COLD WAR MEDAL, VETERANS DESERVE IT FOR ALL THE TIME AND YEAR’S THEY HAVE SPENT AWAY FROM THERE FAMILY. THANK YOU, GOD BLESS
    FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
    JOHN C TURNER
    U.S.A.R.RETIRED

  2. James Jett said

    John,
    I am a Korean War Veteran. Every copy of my military records are destroyed by fire, nothing is saved. It happen on the Government’s watch and they had only one copy on file. This Blog will, hopefully, help fine persons that can tell the VA that I left combat with eye injuries, admitted to Evac 21 or 421 in Yongdung-po,Korea: the bottom part of 1952,returned to combat after treatment.
    That’s why I support everything that will recognize a veteran’s service and leave a record as proof that he/she serviced.
    The Cold War Medal will accomplish both, and should be supported by all pease loving citizens in this great country.

  3. Gale Wursthorn said

    The veterans of Korea and Viet Nam, those who came and home and those who didn’t, were’nt welcomed with parades and “thank you for your serve” handshakes. Many were told they were unwelcome at VFW’a and American Legion posts. The

  4. James Jett said

    Gale Wursthorn:

    What is troubling to me now, is that the Viet Nam veterans feel that they are not being serviced by the U S Government as well as other veterans enrolled in VA programs. Hopefully, the VSOs are taking a close look to make sure that Viet Nam and all veterans get the best service the VA can provide.

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