I just got a canned response from Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl. I was hoping he would've taken fellow WI Senator Russ Feingold's lead and co-sponsored S.2743 but apparently that was just wishful thinking on my part.
I'm curious about his comment on the requirements for the medal. Unless I missed something is it true that the current language states that an active duty service member serve at least 24 consecutive months AND be deployed overseas for at least 30 days? I was aware of the 24 month requirement but the 30 day overseas thing is news to me!
Dear Mr. Peters:
you for taking the time to write me with your support for the Cold War Service Medal. I appreciate hearing
you know, Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced the Cold War Service Medal Act on November 5, 2009.
This bill would authorize the Secretary of Defense to issue a service medal to those who served during
the Cold War. To be eligible, a veteran would have served on active duty in the armed forces for at
least 24 consecutive months during the Cold War and would have been deployed overseas for at least 30
days during this time. This bill has been referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee, of which
I am not a member.
believe we owe a debt of gratitude to our nation's veterans for their service and sacrifice. I will
do all I can to see we discharge this debt by providing veterans with due recognition and programs that
meet their changing needs.
thank you for writing me. I will keep your support in mind should this bill reach the full Senate.
United States Senator