Sunday, November 11, 2007
Veterans Day Special 3
MUSHROOM POISONING CAUSED LASTING CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR VETERANS
Please join the fight to give our original Atomic Veterans the medal that they have long deserved.
Call or write your Congressman asking for support of "Atomic Veterans Medal Act of 2007" HR 3471.
Call or write both of your Senators asking for support of "Atomic Veterans Medal Act of 2007" S 2218.
ATOMIC VETERANS LEGISLATION
Bill honors those exposed to atomic weapons testing
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) today introduced the Atomic Veterans Medal Act of 2007, legislation which would honor members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to atomic testing between 1945 and 1963. "America owes a great debt of gratitude to all those who made sacrifices while serving our nation," said Brownback. "I am proud to join my colleague Senator Roberts in commending the service and bravery of these veterans."
Atomic veterans were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of participating in a test of atomic weapons conducted by the United States between 1945 and 1963. The legislation introduced today calls on the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor atomic veterans. Similar legislation was introduced in September in the House by Representative Todd Tiarht (R-KS).
"These veterans showed courage to further the cause of liberty and freedom and deserve recognition," Roberts said. "Our inherent rights are protected by the men and women who have worn and are wearing the uniform and I am pleased to work with Members of our Kansas delegation to honor those who have sacrificed."
Senator Brownback is a member of the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees. Senator Roberts is a former Marine and former senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Congressman Todd Tiahrt’s
U.S. Capitol Update
September 7, 2007
Atomic Veterans Medal Act
This week I introduced the Atomic Veterans Medal Act of 2007. This legislation requests the President of the United States to authorize production of a special U.S. Atomic Service Medal to honor Atomic Veterans. The medal, to be known as the “Atomic Testing Service Medal”, would recognize those members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of atomic weapons tests conducted from July 16, 1945 to 1963. I had the pleasure of meeting with the Mulvane American Legion Post 136 last week where the crowd of veterans and their families were very appreciative and enthusiastic about this new bill. These American heroes served their country and for decades were silent about their sacrifice. While we can never fully thank these veterans, this long overdue military medal is one small way to honor them and show a nation’s appreciation.
Use the links at the right to contact your Congressman and Senators. If you need help, leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Bill Ricks of Soperton
SUPPORT THE "ATOMIC VETERANS MEDAL ACT OF 2007" HR 3471 IN THE US HOUSE AND S 2218 IN THE US SENATE!