Saturday, June 26, 2010

Give Them A Medal

This is a link to an outstanding website http://www.givethemamedal.com/

One that has taken on the daunting task of seeking out Cold War Veterans and rewarding their service with Cold War Commemorative Medal. It is a true honor to know Steve McCurdy and
to say Thank You for what you are doing. Thank you for your years of service to our country.

Go to this website to sign the list, you can also post comments. It is easy and quick.

Cold War Veterans have long been forgotten, maligned, and disrespected. Often told we are
nt "veterans" since it was "peace time", and not a designated "war period". Many of these brave,
dedicated veterans served their tour under arduous conditions, often face to face with the Soviet Union forces.

Many lives were lost during this Americas Longest War in secret mission, that even today remain
classified. Yet there has never been proper recognition of those who served.

This is a brave undertaking, and one that I hope many "Cold Warriors" take advantage of. You
served your time, and now you should be recognized and honored. This is your chance.

There are three bills in Congress that would authorize an "official Cold War Service Medal".
Please ask both of your Senators to cosponsor S.2743 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2009.
Ask your Representative to cosponsor H.R.4051 an identical bill with same name.

This years Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act 2011 S.3454 has a provision
SEC. 566 that authorizes a Cold War Service Medal. Please contact all members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, ask them to ensure that SEC. 566 does not get
removed during the House/Senate conference meetings.

Let this be the year the Medal is finally authorized.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

----------------"And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades."-- Robert M. Gates, 1996