Executive Order 12464

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Signed by President  Ronald Reagan  Thursday, February 23, 1984 Federal Register  page & date: 49 FR 7099, Monday, February 27, 1984
See the Notes section for a list of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

Executive Order 12464 of February 23, 1984

Award of the Purple Heart


By the authority vested in me as President and as Commander in Chief of the armed forces by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, Executive Order No. 11016 of April 25, 1962, as amended, is further amended as follows:


Section 1.  Paragraph 1 is amended as follows:

(a)  In clause (d), delete "or" at the end thereof.
(b)  In clause (e), delete the period and substitute therefor a semicolon.
(c)  At the end of such paragraph, add the following new clauses:
‘‘(f)  after March 28, 1973, as a result of an international terrorist attack against the United States or a foreign nation friendly to the United States, recognized as such an attack for the purposes of this Order by the Secretary of the department concerned, or jointly by the Secretaries of the departments concerned if persons from more than one department are wounded in the attack; or
‘‘(g)  after March 28, 1973, as a result of military operations, while serving outside the territory of the United States as part of a peacekeeping force.’’.

Sec. 2.  Paragraph 2 is amended to read as follows:

‘‘ The Secretary of a military department, or the Secretary of Transportation, shall, in the name of the President of the United States, award the Purple Heart, with suitable ribbons and appurtenances, posthumously, to any person covered by, and under the circumstances described in,−
‘‘(a)  paragraphs 1 (a)-(e) who, after April 5, 1917; or
‘‘(b)  paragraphs i (f)-(g) who, after March 28, 1973, has been, or may hereafter be, killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded.’’.
Signature of Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan 
The White House,
February 23, 1984.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:31 a.m., February 24, 1984]
Note: The President signed the Executive order in an Oval Office ceremony attended by Members of Congress and representatives of veterans groups.

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