CHAPTER 60

MEDALS

AN ACT TO AMEND 306 SECTION 51 OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE 1935 BY PROVIDING FOR THE AWARDING OF MEDALS TO PERSONS SERVING IN THE MILITARY OR NAVAL FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

That 306 Section 51 of Chapter 8 of the Revised Code of Delaware 1935 be and same hereby is amended by striking out all of 306 Section 51 of Chapter 8 and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"306 Section 51. Governor to Present Conspicuous Service Cross Under Certain Conditions; Description of Cross; to Whom and by Whom It Is Awarded :--The Governor is hereby authorized to present, in the name of the State of Delaware, a Conspicuous Service Cross, of such design as hereinafter provided, to any person serving in the military or naval forces of the United States of America or of the State of Delaware who shall have distinguished himself or herself in any capacity as hereinafter provided.

The Conspicuous Service Cross shall be a bronze Maltese cross, one inch long, with the coat of arms of the State of Delaware in miniature in the center thereof and the word "For Conspicuous Service" inscribed on the arms of the cross. The reverse shall be plain. The cross shall be suspended by a ribbon one and three-eighths inches in width and one and three-eighths inches in length of red with a gray stripe one half inch in width in the center.

The Conspicuous Service Cross may be awarded to any person serving in the military or naval forces of the United States of America or of the State of Delaware who has performed conspicuous acts of valor or who has rendered conspicuous service above the ordinary requirements of duty well done. The medal shall be awarded upon the recommendation of the same Board that awards the Medal of Military Merit.

Only one medal may be awarded to any one person. For each service subsequent to the service for * which a medal has been awarded, a gold star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter may be given to any person to whom the medal has been awarded, which said star shall be affixed to the ribbon of said medal."

Approved February 19, 1943.