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house Bill H.R. 2553

Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act

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      house Committees
      House Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
    IntroducedMay 21st, 2009

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Title

Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act

Official Title

To authorize the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of participation in the testing of nuclear weapons or under other circumstances.

Summary

Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to: (1) design and produce a military service medal, to be known as the Atomic Veterans Service Medal, to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who participated in a radiation-risk activity while serving on active duty; and (2) issue the Medal to such veterans or their next-of-kin.

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