Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 528||Army service medals. Issue of, etc., authorized without expense to recipients.|
|Chap. 528||Service designated.|
|Chap. 528||Proviso. Present service, etc., not required.|
|Sec. 2||Replacement of lost, etc., medals, at cost.|
|Sec. 2||Proviso. Without cost of persons in service.|
|Sec. 3||Expense from Army appropriations.|
|Sec. 4||Conflicting laws repealed.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to procure and issue without expense to persons entitled to them, and to the families of such as may be dead, the following service medals, together with the ribbons, clasps, stars, and similar devices as may be prescribed as a part thereof:
(a) Civil War campaign medal; (b) Indian campaign medal; (c) Spanish campaign medal; (d) Spanish War service medal; (e) Cuban
occupation medal; (f) Porto Rico occupation medal; (g) Philippine campaign medal; (h) Philippine congressional medal; (i) China campaign medal; (j) Cuban pacification medal; (k) Mexican service medal; (l) Mexican border service medal; (m) Victory medal and clasps; (n) fourragere as an individual decoration; (o) any service medal or similar device hereafter authorized: Provided, That the fact that a person is not in or did not die in the service shall not preclude such gratuitous issue.
That whenever any article presented under the provisions of this Act shall have been lost, destroyed, or rendered unfit for use, without fault or neglect on the part of the owner, such article may, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, be replaced at cost price: Provided, That to persons in the military service of the United States such article may be replaced free of charge.
That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to expend from the appropriations for the support of the Army so much as may be necessary to defray the cost of the issues provided by this Act.
All laws or parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved, May 12, 1928.