The American Fighter Aces will receive their congressional gold medal May 20 during a
ceremony to be held in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
The U.S. Senate agreed by unanimous consent April 20 to a concurrent
resolution authorizing the hall's use for the medal presentation
ceremony. The House approved the concurrent resolution April 14.
According to the authorizing legislation, Public Law 113-105 signed
into law by President Obama on May 23, 2014, "An American Fighter
Ace is a fighter pilot who has served honorably in a United States
military service and who has destroyed 5 or more confirmed enemy
aircraft in aerial combat during a war or conflict in which American
armed forces have participated."
The U.S. Mint is
expected to offer 3-inch and 1.5-inch bronze duplicates of the
American Fighter Aces gold medal for public sale.
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