2020 Tennessee Code
Title 58 - Military Affairs, Emergencies and Civil Defense
Chapter 3 - Veterans' Rights in General
§ 58-3-113. Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal

Universal Citation: TN Code § 58-3-113 (2020)
  1. A Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal may be awarded on behalf of the people of this state to an individual serving on active duty who has been killed in action, while:
    1. Engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;
    2. Engaged in military support operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force;
    3. Serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party; or
    4. Serving in a combat zone as designated by presidential order.
  2. A Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal may be awarded on behalf of the people of this state to an individual serving on active duty who has been killed in an attack that specifically targets military service members or is carried out by an individual inspired or directed by a foreign terrorist organization.
  3. The recipient's name shall be entered on the medal's case of the Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal recipient.
  4. Individuals eligible to receive the Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal include all active duty military who are legal residents of this state or stationed in this state.
  5. The Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal shall be awarded solely by the governor of this state or the governor's designee to the immediate survivor of the recipient.
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