10 U.S. Code § 6249 - Limitation of honorable service

No medal, cross, or bar, or associated emblem or insignia may be awarded or presented to any person or to his representative if his service after he distinguished himself has not been honorable.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 390.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6249 34 U.S.C. 362. Feb. 4, 1919, ch. 14, § 8 (1st proviso), 40 Stat. 1057; renumbered § 10 and amended Aug. 7, 1942, ch. 551, § 1, 56 Stat. 745.
34 U.S.C. 364a (last 31 words of 3d sentence). July 2, 1926, ch. 721, § 12 (last 31 words of 3d sentence), 44 Stat. 789, July 30, 1937, ch. 545, § 4, 50 Stat. 549.

The word “associated” is substituted for the word “other” to relate the medal or cross to its emblem or insignia. The word “entire” is omitted as surplusage.

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