United States Statutes at Large/Volume 43/68th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 117

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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 43
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Sixty-Eighth Congress, 1st Session, Chapter 117


April 16, 1924.
[H.R. 593.]

Public, No. 91.
Chap. 117.—An Act Authorizing the issuance of service medals to officers and enlisted men of the two brigades of Texas cavalry organized under authority from the War Department under date of December 8, 1917, and authorizing an appropriation therefor; and further authorizing the wearing by such officers and enlisted men on occasions of ceremony of the uniform lawfully prescribed to be worn by them during their service.
Texas cavalry brigades.
Issue of bronze medals, etc., to officers and enlisted men of, serving prior to November 11, 1918.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to procure a bronze medal of appropriate design, with a bar and ribbon, together with a rosette or other device to be worn in lieu thereof, to be presented to each of the several officers and enlisted men of the two brigades of cavalry organized by the State of Texas, under authority from the War Department of date of December 8, 1917, who served therein prior to November 11, 1918: Provisos.
Deserters, etc., excluded.
Provided, That such medals shall not be presented to men who have, subsequent to such service, been dishonorably discharged from the service, or deserted: Sum authorized for expenses.
Post, p. 695.
Provided further, That the sum of $5,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of carrying this last paragraph into effect: Wearing on ceremonial occasions authorized. Provided further, That the several officers and enlisted men to whom such medals may be presented are hereby authorized to wear, on occasions of ceremony, the uniform lawfully prescribed to be worn by them at the time of their service: No rights conferred under War Risk Insurance Act, etc.Provided, This Act shall not be considered as conferring upon the members of said organizations the benefits of the War Risk Insurance Act or to confer a pensionable status to the members of said organization, and that this Act shall not be deemed to constitute a precedent for the future granting of such rights.

Approved, April 16, 1924.