10 U.S. Code § 3750 - Soldier’s Medal: award; limitations
(1) The President may award a decoration called the “Soldier’s Medal”, of appropriate design with accompanying ribbon, to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
Source(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 217; Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, § 574(a),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1758.)
|Revised section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|3750(a)||10:1428 (less last sentence).||July 2, 1926, ch. 721, § 11, 44 Stat. 789.|
|3750(b)||10:1428 (last sentence).|
In subsection (a), the words “Under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe” are omitted, since the President has inherent authority to issue regulations appropriate to exercising his functions. The words “but not in the name of Congress” are omitted as surplusage, since a medal is presented in the name of Congress only if the law so directs. The word “award” is substituted for the word “present” to cover the determination of the recipients as well as the actual presentation of the medal. The words “a decoration called” are substituted for the words “a medal to be known as”. The words “including the National Guard and the Organized Reserves” are omitted as surplusage. The words “or herself” are omitted, since under section 1 of title 1, words importing the masculine gender include the feminine. The words “after July 2, 1926” are omitted as executed.
In subsection (b), the words “that would otherwise justify” are substituted for the words “sufficient to”.
1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–85designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
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