10 U.S. Code § 6250 - Posthumous awards

If a person who distinguishes himself dies before an award to which he is entitled is made, the award may be made and the medal, cross, or bar, or associated emblem or insignia may be presented, within five years from the date of the act or service justifying the award, to his representative as designated by the President.

Source

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

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6250 34 U.S.C. 363. Feb. 4, 1919, ch. 14, § 8 (less 1st and 2d provisos), 40 Stat. 1057; renumbered § 10 and amended Aug. 7, 1942, ch. 551, § 1, 56 Stat. 745.
34 U.S.C. 364a (3d sentence, less last 31 words). July 2, 1926, ch. 721, § 12 (3d sentence, less last 31 words), 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.

 

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