Public Law 86-600


An Act
To provide for the presentation of a medal to persons who have served as members of a United States expedition to Antarctica.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That each person who serves, or has served, as a member of a United States expedition to Antarctica between January 1, 1946, and a date to be subsequently established by the Secretary of Defense shall be presented a medal with accompanying ribbons and appurtenances, under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Military Departments under whose cognizance the expedition falls, such regulations to be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Defense. The regulations may include provisions for award to civilian as well as uniformed members and for posthumous awards.
Members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are presented the medal referred to in the first section of this Act may wear such medal and the ribbon symbolic of such medal in such manner as shall be prescribed by regulations approved by the Secretary of Defense.

Approved July 7, 1960.

Legislative HistoryEdit

  • H.R. 3923