[USC02] 10 USC 9282: Medals: posthumous award and presentation
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10 USC 9282: Medals: posthumous award and presentation Text contains those laws in effect on September 16, 2021
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle D-Air Force and Space ForcePART II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 937-DECORATIONS AND AWARDS

§9282. Medals: posthumous award and presentation

(a) If a person dies before the award of a medal of honor, distinguished-service cross, distinguished-service medal, distinguished flying cross, or device in place thereof, to which he is entitled, the award may be made and the medal or device presented to his representative, as designated by the President.

(b) If a person dies before an authorized service medal or device prescribed as a part thereof is presented to him under section 9281 of this title, it shall be presented to his family.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 542 , §8752; Pub. L. 85–861, §33(a)(23), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1565 ; renumbered §9282 and amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §§806(b)(11), 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1833 , 1840.)

Historical and Revision Notes
1956 Act
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
8752(a)

 

 

 

8752(b)

10:1409 (words between 1st and 2d semicolons).

10:1429 (1st 49 words of last sentence).

10:1415a (21st through 30th words, less applicability to clauses (a) through (n)).

July 9, 1918, ch. 143 (words between 1st and 2d semicolons of 15th par. under "Ordnance Department"), 40 Stat. 871.

July 2, 1926, ch. 721, §12 (1st 49 words of last sentence), 44 Stat. 789 ; July 30, 1937, ch. 545, §4, 50 Stat. 549 .

  May 12, 1928, ch. 528, §1 (25th through 34th words, less applicability to clauses (a) through (n)), 45 Stat. 500 .

In subsection (a), the words "If a person" are substituted for the words "In case an individual * * * dies", in 10:1409, and "In case an individual * * * shall have died", in 10:1429. The words "within three years from the date", in 10:1409, are omitted as covered by section 8744 of this title. The words "who shall distinguish himself", in 10:1409, and "who distinguishes himself", in 10:1429, are omitted as covered by the words "the award * * * to which he is entitled".

1958 Act

The change reflects the fact that the source statute for these sections (sec. 1 of the Act of May 12, 1928, ch. 528, 45 Stat. 500 ) was mandatory and not merely permissive.

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–232, §806(b)(11), renumbered section 8752 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–232, §809(a), substituted "section 9281" for "section 8751".

1958-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–861 substituted "it shall be presented" for "it may be presented".

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1958 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 85–861 effective Aug. 10, 1956, see section 33(g) of Pub. L. 85–861, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.