Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tell Washington to issue a Cold War Victory Medal

Congress will be back in session next week. We are still waiting for someone to bring forth a bill to authorize the Cold War Victory/Service Medal.

Please write, call, fax all of your elected officials ask them to please introduce legislation to authorize a Cold War Victory/Service Medal, or to be a cosponsor when someone else does
bring out a bill.

Remind them that this year marks 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and 17 years
since the end of the Cold War, with the defeat of the Soviet Union. Despite what President Obama said, this victory could not have happened without our brave and dedicated military.

Across the U.S. and around the world we toed the line, looked them in the eye and out waited them, out gunned them; stood ready to do what was necessary. We were there to protect your freedom and we did the job. We suffered lives lost, planes lost, ships attacked.

Remember Korea and Vietnam were part of the Cold War, fighting Communism, just the same
as our men and women manning the missile sites, submarines, SAC, ships at sea, on the ground
in Europe and elsewhere.

Let this be the year for it to happen. A medal should be issued with no more delays and claims of duplication of awards. There is no valid excuse for not saying we won, and deserve a medal.

Jerald Terwilliger
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"