(a) Restriction on award of more than one of any type
The Secretary of Transportation may not award more than one of any type of decoration or medal to an individual. For each succeeding act or service justifying the same decoration or medal, a suitable device may be awarded to be worn with the decoration or medal.
(b) Receipt by personal representative
When an individual scheduled to receive a decoration or medal under this chapter is unable to accept it, the Secretary may make the award to an appropriate personal representative.
(c) Manufacture and sale; replacements
The Secretary may provide—
(1)the decorations and medals authorized under section
2001 of this Appendix and replacements for those decorations and medals; and
(2)replacements for decorations and medals issued under a prior law.
Decorations and medals authorized under section
2001 of this Appendix may be of similar design as are authorized for members of the Armed Forces of the United States for similar acts or service.