Public Law No: 113-132 (07/25/2014)
[113th Congress Public Law 132]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 128 STAT. 1727]]
Public Law 113-132
To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March
Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. <<NOTE: July 25,
2014 – [H.R. 330]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Distinguished
Flying Cross National Memorial Act. 16 USC 431 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Distinguished Flying Cross National
SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS NATIONAL
MEMORIAL IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA.
(a) Findings.–Congress finds the following:
(1) The most reliable statistics regarding the number of
members of the Armed Forces who have been awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross indicate that 126,318 members of the
Armed Forces received the medal during World War II,
approximately 21,000 members received the medal during the
Korean conflict, and 21,647 members received the medal during
the Vietnam War. Since the end of the Vietnam War, more than 203
Armed Forces members have received the medal in times of
(2) The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis,
Missouri, burned down in 1973, and thus many more recipients of
the Distinguished Flying Cross may be undocumented. Currently,
the Department of Defense continues to locate and identify
members of the Armed Forces who have received the medal and are
(3) The United States currently lacks a national memorial
dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of those members of the
Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by heroic deeds
performed in aerial flight.
(4) An appropriate memorial to current and former members of
the Armed Forces is under construction at March Field Air Museum
in Riverside, California.
(5) This memorial will honor all those members of the Armed
Forces who have distinguished themselves in aerial flight,
whether documentation of such members who earned the
Distinguished Flying Cross exists or not.
(b) Designation.–The memorial to members of the Armed Forces who
have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, located at March Field
Air Museum in Riverside, California, is hereby designated as the
Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial.
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(c) Effect of Designation.–The national memorial designated by this
section is not a unit of the National Park System, and the designation
of the national memorial shall not be construed to require or permit
Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to the national
Approved July 25, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 330:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-79 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
Vol. 159 (2013):
Oct. 29, considered and passed
Vol. 160 (2014):
July 9, considered and passed