Summary

6/27/2013--Reported to Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Distinguished Flying... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act''.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS NATIONAL MEMORIAL IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA.

(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following: (1) The Distinguished Flying Cross, which was created by Congress in 1926, is the oldest military award in the United States for achievements in aviation. (2) The most reliable statistics regarding the number of members of the Armed Forces who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross indicate that 126,318 members of the Armed Forces received the medal during World War II, approximately 21,000 members received the medal during the Korean conflict, and 21,647 members received the medal during the Vietnam War. (3) Since the end of the Vietnam War, more than 203 Armed Forces members have received the medal in times of conflict. (4) Since the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, burned down in 1973, many more recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross may be undocumented. (5) Currently, the Department of Defense continues to locate and identify members of the Armed Forces whose award of the medal has not been documented. (6) The United States currently lacks a national memorial dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of those members of the Armed Forces who have...

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I oppose S. 59 ("A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air"). I support the establishment of such a memorial, but a memorial such as this belongs in Washington, D.C., not California.

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TX
14
JVTruks
TX-14
2 years ago

I oppose S. 59 ("A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air") because...MONEY. We dont have it. Why do I have to live within my means, and the government does not? This is common sense stuff.

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NE
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frommycolddeadhands
NE-2
2 years ago

I oppose S. 59 ("A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air") because...you have more important things to worry about.

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TX
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America.First
TX-22
2 years ago

I oppose S. 59 ("A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air") because... Congress must stop celebrating and glorifying war and military activities.

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FL
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willy-um
FL-7
2 years ago

I oppose S. 59 ("A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air") because... This wil increase our deficit and limit our freedom.

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35
jgmurray
TX-35
2 years ago

Bill Summary

<br /> 6/27/2013--Reported to Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act - Designates the memorial at March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, as the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial, in honor of current and former members of the armed forces who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Prohibits the designation of such memorial from being construed to require or permit federal funds to be used for any related purpose. <br />

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