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PUBLIC LAW 102-32—APR. 23, 1991 105 STAT. 175 Public Law 102-32

102d Congress An Act To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Apr. 23 1991 General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and to provide for the production of bronze rs~^S4T duplicates of such medal for sale to the public. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. 31 USC 5111 note. The Congress finds that— (1) General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, has valiantly directed United States and coalition armed forces in Operation Desert Storm, culminating in the successful liberation of the nation of Kuwait pursuant to United Nations resolutions; (2) the United States and coalition forces under the command of General Schwarzkopf quickly, decisively, and completely defeated the fourth largest ground army in the world, while minimizing coalition casualties and collateral civilian damage; (3) the United States and coalition forces under the command of General Schwarzkopf achieved the correct and justified objectives established by the President and the heads of State and governments of coalition forces; (4) the victory of United States and coalition forces successfully liberated the people of Kuwait, leading to greater stability and order in the region; (5) the logistics train established to support Operation Desert Storm was fundamental to the success of the coalition effort; and (6) General Schwarzkopf, together with his able staff and subordinate commanders, has led the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States in an achievement unparalleled in United States military history. SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL. 31 USC 5111 (a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED. —The President is authorized to present, on behalf of the Congress, to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf a gold medal of appropriate design in recognition of his exemplary performance as a military leader in coordinating the planning, strategy, and execution of the United States combat action and his invaluable contributions to the United States and to the liberation of Kuwait as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command. (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING.— For purposes of the presentation referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter referred to in this Act as the "Secretary") shall strike a gold medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary.