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PUBLIC LAW 101-495—OCT. 31, 1990 104 STAT. 1187 Public Law 101-495 101st Congress An Act To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a silver doUfir coin in commemoration of the thirty-eighth anniversary of the ending of the Korean War and in honor of those who served. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Korean War Veterans Memorial Thirty-Eighth Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act". SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds that— (1) on June 25, 1950, the Republic of Korea was invaded by the North Korean Army, (2) United States forces in a United Nations action defended South Korea and repelled the attackers, (3) further aggression by the Chinese Communists was also repelled, (4) an armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, (5) American combat deaths totaled 33,629, and more than 8,000 remains are still unaccounted for, (6) an additional several thousand nonbattle deaths occurred on or around the Korean peninsula, (7) 103,284 Americans were wounded, with many disabled and handicapped, (8) this war, waged under the United Nations aegis, halted communist aggression in Northeast Asia, preserved the human rights of 40 million people, and restored the territorial integrity of the Republic of Korea, (9) the desire to memorialize American gratitude to the courageous men and women who served has led to the Korean War Veterans Memorial authorization, (10) this memorial must be built by private donations, and (11) the moneys must be raised by the thirty-eighth anniversary of the ending of the war. (b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. — It is the sense of the Congress— (1) that the thirty-eighth anniversary of the ending of the Korean War should not go unrecognized, (2) that the United States should recognize this anniversary and the veterans of the Korean War by minting and issuing a silver dollar coin; and (3) that issuance of this coin will enable the Korean War Veterans Memorial to be built in the Nation's capital on schedule, with all donations to be deposited in the United States Treasury Memorial Fund. Oct. 31, 1990 [S. 2737] Korean War Veterans Memorial Thirty-Eighth Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. 31 USC 5112 note. 31 USC 5112 note.