10 U.S. Code § 3747 - Medal of honor; distinguished-service cross; distinguished-service medal; silver star: replacement

Any medal of honor, distinguished-service cross, distinguished-service medal, or silver star, or any bar, ribbon, rosette, or other device issued for wear with or in place of any of them, that is stolen, lost, or destroyed, or becomes unfit for use, without fault or neglect of the person to whom it was awarded, shall be replaced without charge.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 216; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title V, § 553(a)(2),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1116.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3747 10:1416. July 9, 1918, ch. 143 (14th par. under “Ordnance Department”), 40 Stat. 871.

The words “issued for wear with or in place of any of them” are inserted for clarity. The words “presented under the provisions of this title” and “such medal, cross, bar, ribbon, rosette, or device” are omitted as surplusage.

2001—Pub. L. 107–107substituted “stolen, lost, or destroyed” for “lost or destroyed”.

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