Dear Mr. Burden:
Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 1097, the Cold War Medal Act of 2007.
This legislation would direct the Secretary of each military branch concerned to issue Cold War service medals to those veterans who served honorably during the Cold War era (September 2, 1945 through December 26, 1991).
As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, I believe that we must ensure our Nation s veterans receive the thanks and respect they deserve. S. 1097 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, but should it come for a vote before the Senate I will be sure to keep your views in mind. Thank you again for contacting me.
Steven T. Banneker Burden
Disabled Veterans International
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Thank you for writing Sen. Brown and sharing the response. If you get anymore feedback from lawmakers on this issue we are trying to put a scorecard together for the Senate especially to see who is and isn't supporting this measure. If you could post a message to your membership to contact their Senators in their home state on S 1097. I think messages from veterans and service members overseas who vote absentee maybe persuasive, look at Fla. in 2000. Thanks again.
Sean P. Eagan
Northeast Zone Director
Cold War Veterans Association
CWVA NY 716-708-6416
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Senator Sherrod Brown Wishy Washy on Cold War Service Medal