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Executive Order 10179--Establishing the Korean Service Medal

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10179 of Nov. 8, 1950, appear at 15 FR 7665, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 362, unless otherwise noted.

1. There is hereby established the Korean Service Medal, with suitable appurtenances, for award, under such regulations as the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and the Secretary of the Treasury may severally prescribe, and subject to the provisions of this order, to members of the armed forces of the United States who during any period between June 27, 1950, inclusive, and a terminal date to be fixed by the Secretary of Defense shall have served within the area or areas of military operations in the Korean theater.

[Sec. 1 amended by EO 10429 of Jan. 17, 1953, 18 FR 408, 3 CFR 1949-1953 Comp., p. 927]

2. The regulations prescribed by the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force pursuant to paragraph 1 hereof shall be uniform so far as practicable and shall be approved by the Secretary of Defense. The regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to paragraph 1 hereof shall, so far as practicable, be uniform with the regulations prescribed by the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and approved by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to the said paragraph.

[Sec. 2 amended by EO 10429 of Jan. 17, 1953, 18 FR 408, 3 CFR 1949-1953 Comp., p. 927]

3. The term "Korean theater", as used in paragraph 1 hereof, shall be defined in the regulations prescribed pursuant to the said paragraph.

4. No person shall be entitled to more than one award of the Korean Service Medal.

5. The Korean Service Medal may be awarded posthumously.


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