2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 72. Soldiers and Sailors
§72-50.26. Oklahoma Gold Star Medal.

Universal Citation: 72 OK Stat § 72-50.26 (2018)

A. The Oklahoma Gold Star Medal shall be awarded to a member of the state or federal military forces who voluntarily performed a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice during combat after September 11, 2001, that resulted in his or her loss of life.

B. The Oklahoma Gold Star Medal shall be awarded based on the standard of extraordinary merit. The medal shall be awarded only on incontestable proof.

C. To be eligible for the Oklahoma Gold Star Medal, a person shall have been:

1. Born in this state, a resident of this state on the person's death, or a resident of this state when the person entered military service; and

2. Killed in the line of duty in a combat zone or died of wounds inflicted in a combat zone.

D. A person shall not be ineligible for the Oklahoma Gold Star Medal because the person received any other medal or award for military service, including a medal or award made by the United States.

E. To receive the Oklahoma Gold Star Medal, a person shall be nominated by a member of the Oklahoma Legislature and approved by the Adjutant General.

F. Pursuant to Section 192 of Title 44 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the Adjutant General shall design the medallion and ribbon for the Oklahoma Gold Star Medal and shall be responsible for awarding the medal to persons who have been approved by the Adjutant General pursuant to subsection E of this section.

Added by Laws 2012, c. 272, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.

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