Public Law 354

May 8, 1954


To authorize certain members of the Armed Forces to accept and wear decorations of certain foreign nations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Treasury, members and former members of the Armed Forces of the United States holding any office of profit or trust under the United States who have served, subsequent to June 26, 1950, in Korea and such of the waters or lands adjacent thereto as may be designated as combat zones or areas by the respective Secretaries are authorized, during the period of hostilities in Korea in which the United States is engaged, and for one year thereafter, to accept from the governments of foreign nations whose personnel are participating with or under the United Nations Command in Korea such decorations, orders, and emblems as may be tendered them, and which are conferred by such governments upon members of their own military forces. For purposes of this Act the consent of the Congress required in accordance with clause 8 of section 9, article I of the Constitution is hereby granted. Any such member or former member holding any office of profit or trust under the United States is authorized to wear any decoration, order, or emblem accepted pursuant to authority contained in this Act.

Approved May 8, 1954.