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Introduced in House (04/23/1997)

Provides that the Purple Heart may only be awarded to a person who is a member of the armed forces at the time such person is killed or wounded under circumstances otherwise qualifying the person for such award.

Directs the President to establish a decoration for non-military individuals who are killed or wounded while serving in any capacity with the armed forces. Requires the color and design of such decoration to be distinct from the Purple Heart.