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Texas Passes Cold War Medal, New Jersey Still Debating - 06/13/2013
Texas H.B. 402 was passed by the House on April 3, 2013 Yeas 147, Nays 0. The bill was passed by the Senate on May 17, 2013 Yeas 31, Nays 0. The bill will be effective Sept. 1, 2013. So if you served in the Texas National Guard or Texas State Guard between Sept. 2, 1945 and Dec. 29, 1991 can apply to the adjutant general's department. Veterans will have to pay the cost of the medal. At this time there is no information available as to just what that cost will be. So now Texas, Louisiana and Alaska have authorized a medal/ribbon for Cold War Service.  Lets all keep contacting your elected officials, both state and federal to get this medal issued to all who served. There is no further word on the state of New Jersey House Bill A-3828 and in the Senate an identical bill S2589  New Jersey estimates that there are 122,000 Cold War Veterans and the cost would be about 1.9 million dollars. That is a cost of $15.00 per medal and would require two additional staff members with salary of $35,000 each per year. The state does not expect that all veterans would apply and that not all who do apply would do so in the first year.  So that cost would be spread over several years.  That is exactly what we have been telling DoD, the costs would be spread over several years. Even the Congressional Budget Office has stated the same theme, it would not be an all at once cost and would take several years to have the medal issued to all veterans. ---- Jerald Terwilliger Former...

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