Section 31-2-77

Published: 2015

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Section 31-2-77

Section 31-2-77Service medals and decorations authorized for wear with National Guard and Naval Militia uniforms.

All service medals and decorations awarded for service in the United States armed forces, and authorized to be worn with the uniform of the United States armed forces, are authorized for the uniform of the National Guard and Naval Militia of Alabama on occasions prescribed for officers of the United States armed forces; provided, that the following state medals and decorations are authorized for wear with the uniform of the National Guard and Naval Militia of the State of Alabama: State service medals authorized in this chapter; medals and decorations awarded by recognized patriotic organizations such as are associated with the service of Revolutionary War ancestry; the War of 1812; the Mexican War; the Civil War, both confederate and federal service; the Spanish American War; the World Wars, 1917-1918, 1941-1945; Korea; Viet Nam; and such other medals and decorations as may be recommended by the Military Advisory Board of the State and approved by the Governor; provided further, that only one service medal or similar insignia each, for the United States or state, shall be worn for any one war. This provision shall not apply to decorations of the state or the United States, or foreign decorations, the award of which has been approved by the state and the United States, that are subjects of individual citations, such as the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, the French Croix de Guerre, and similar decorations.

(Acts 1936, Ex. Sess., No. 143, p. 105; Code 1940, T. 35, §100; Acts 1973, No. 1038, p. 1572, §78.)