10 U.S. Code § 1133 - Bronze Star: limitation on persons eligible to receive
The decoration known as the “Bronze Star” may only be awarded to a member of a military force who—
(1) at the time of the events for which the decoration is to be awarded, was serving in a geographic area in which special pay is authorized under section 310 or paragraph (1) or (3) of section 351 (a) of title 37; or
Source(Added Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 541(a)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–114; amended Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title V, § 571(a),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4222.)
2011—Pub. L. 111–383amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The decoration known as the ‘Bronze Star’ may only be awarded to a member of the armed forces who is in receipt of special pay under section 310 of title 37 at the time of the events for which the decoration is to be awarded or who receives such pay as a result of those events.”
Effective Date of 2011 Amendment
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