This year marks the 19th year since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end
of the Cold War. Many lives were lost in America's Longest War, planes and ships
attacked, ground troops fired upon.
No medal exists to honor these veterans who did much the same jobs as today's military.
The NDAA for 2002 contained a provision for a Cold War Medal, but it was denied.
Over the last ten years many attempts were made to provide for a Cold War Medal.
This should be the year to finally say Thank You to our veterans.
There are two bills this year, one in the Senate and one in House to authorize a Cold War Service Medal.
DoD should finally relent and issue this long overdue and deserved medal to all
who served from Sept. 1945 to Dec. 1991