10 U.S. Code § 6247 - Additional awards

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Not more than one Navy cross, distinguished-service medal, silver star medal, distinguished flying cross, or Navy and Marine Corps Medal may be awarded to a person. However, for each succeeding act or service that would otherwise justify the award of such a medal or cross, the President may award a suitable bar, emblem, or insignia to be worn with the decoration and corresponding rosette or other device.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 390; Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title V, § 561(b),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 766.)

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Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6247 34 U.S.C. 358. Feb. 4, 1919, ch. 14, § 5, 40 Stat. 1056; renumbered § 7 and amended Aug. 7, 1942, ch. 551, § 1, 56 Stat. 744.
34 U.S.C. 364a (2d sentence). July 2, 1926, ch. 721, § 12 (2d sentence), 44 Stat. 789; July 30, 1937, ch. 545, § 4, 50 Stat. 549.

The word “awarded” is substituted for the word “issued” for uniformity. The words “that would otherwise justify” are substituted for the words “sufficient to justify” for clarity. The word “service” is substituted for the word “achievement” for uniformity. The words “as he shall direct” are omitted as surplusage.

2013—Pub. L. 113–66struck out “medal of honor,” before “Navy cross”.

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10 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 62472013113-66 [Sec.] 561(b)127 Stat. 766


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