H.R.1407 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide that the decoration known as the Purple Heart may only be awarded to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] (Introduced 04/23/1997)|
|Committees:||House - National Security|
|Latest Action:||11/06/1997 See H.R.1119. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1407 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
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.