This Sunday George Stephanopolous will be interviewing President Obama. The ABC website
has a link that you can use to send a question to ask the President. This is another chance to
get the American Cold War Veterans, Inc and our quest for a Cold War Service/Victory Medal
some national attention.
Here is the link to the ABC website
I asked the following question:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the 17th anniversary
of the end of the Soviet Union, and thus the Cold War.
During the election campaign you twice stated you thought a Cold War Victory Medal was something you supported. Will you this year issue an Executive Order to establish and have
issued a Cold War Victory (or Service) Medal to all those who served honorably from Sept. 1945
to Dec. 1991?
Here is an email that then Senator Obama sent to one of our members
I agree that the Cold War Victory medal would be an appropriate honor. The Cold War was a period that required both skilled diplomacy and military readiness. For veterans who had to be prepared to fight a war that most people agreed would be catastrophic, there certainly should be some recognition of service and willingness to defend and go to battle for the United States.
In each of the past two years, the Cold War Victory Medal has passed the House as part of its version of the annual defense authorization bill but has been stymied by influential members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. I certainly share your hope that this impasse can be broken soon.
United States Senator
So please everyone send a message to ABC and ask the president to create a medal this year.
Jerald Terwilliger, Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.