Text: H.R.2751 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 107-127 (01/16/2002)
[107th Congress Public Law 127]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 107-127
To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the
Congress to General Henry H. Shelton and to provide for the production
of bronze duplicates of such medal for sale to the public. <<NOTE: Jan.
16, 2002 - [H.R. 2751]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: General Shelton
Congressional Gold Medal Act. 31 USC 5111 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``General Shelton Congressional Gold
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds the following:
(1) General Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, the principal military adviser to the President, the
National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense, has
displayed strong leadership, competence, and professionalism in
fulfilling his statutory responsibilities throughout Operation
(2) General Shelton and his subordinates brilliantly planned
and coordinated at the national level the successful air
campaign in support of Operation Allied Force.
(3) General Shelton's leadership, foresight, and
determination were directly responsible for ensuring a decisive
military victory without a single allied combat casualty in
Kosovo in 1999.
(4) As the principal military adviser to the President of
the United States, the National Security Council, and the
Secretary of Defense, General Shelton's assessments, judgments,
recommendations, and determination were invaluable and
instrumental in the unprecedented military victory against the
forces of Slobodan Milosevic.
(5) General Shelton's distinction as a ``soldier's
soldier'', as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and
throughout his military service, including command of the
Special Operations Command, the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina, helicopter forces in Operation Desert
Storm, and special forces Green Berets in Vietnam, serves as an
inspiration to the Congress and the people of the United States,
a grateful Nation.
SEC. 3. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
(a) Presentation Authorized.--The President is authorized to
present, on behalf of the Congress, to General Henry H. Shelton a gold
medal of appropriate design in recognition of his performance
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as a military leader in coordinating the planning, strategy, and
execution of the United States and NATO combat action and his invaluable
contributions to the United States and to the successful return to peace
in the Balkans as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
(b) Design and Striking.--For purposes of the presentation referred
to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter referred
to in this Act as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal with
suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the
SEC. 4. DUPLICATE MEDALS.
The Secretary may strike bronze duplicates of the gold medal struck
pursuant to section 3, under such regulations as the Secretary may
prescribe, and may sell such bronze duplicates at a price sufficient to
cover the cost thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of
machinery, and overhead expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.
SEC. 5. NATIONAL MEDALS.
Medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for purposes
of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.
SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.
(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be
appropriated not to exceed $30,000 to carry out section 3.
(b) Proceeds of Sales.--Amounts received from sales of duplicate
bronze medals under section 4 shall be credited to the appropriation
made pursuant to the authorization provided in subsection (a).
Approved January 16, 2002.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2751:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
Dec. 19, considered and passed House.
Dec. 20, considered and passed Senate.