Monday, December 21, 2009

Congress John Hall on Cold War Medal

Thank you for contacting me about H.R.4051, the Cold War Service Medal Act of 2009. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue.



H.R. 4051 amends Title 10 of the United States Code to give medals to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War. The bill defines an eligible person as one who served on active duty in the Armed Forces for 24 consecutive months or more between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991. Other eligible persons include those who served overseas for 30 days or more during the same period, or those who performed another service in the Armed Forces that, according to the Secretary of Defense, deserves an award.



On November 6th, H.R. 4051 was introduced to Congress and referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. It was then referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, where it is currently awaiting further action.



As a proud member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, I strongly believe in honoring our veterans for their bravery and service to our country. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind if this bill comes to the House floor for a vote.



Again, thank you for contacting me. If I can assist in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Sincerely,

John Hall
Member of Congress

This is a little more than just a canned response. At least he knows what we want.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.