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  41.586.  Missouri Kosovo campaign ribbon. — The governor is hereby authorized, upon recommendation of the adjutant general of Missouri, to present, in the name of the state of Missouri, a Missouri Kosovo campaign ribbon, which shall be of suitable design, as may be determined by the governor, to members of the Missouri National Guard who, after March 24, 1999, participated in or served in direct support of Kosovo Operations:  Allied Force; Joint Guardian; Allied Harbour; Sustain Hope/Shining Hope; Noble Anvil; or Kosovo Task Forces: Hawk; Saber; or Hunter within the Kosovo air campaign or Kosovo defense campaign areas of eligibility described as follows:

  (1)  Kosovo air campaign, the Kosovo air campaign began on March 24, 1999, and ended on June 10, 1999.  The area of eligibility for the air campaign includes the total land area and air space of Serbia (including Kosovo), Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, and Slovenia; and the waters and air space of the Adriatic and Ionian Sea north of the thirty-ninth north latitude;

  (2)  Kosovo defense campaign, the Kosovo defense campaign began on June 11, 1999, to a date to be determined.  The area of eligibility for the defense campaign includes the total land area and air space of Serbia (including Kosovo), Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, and the waters and air space of the Adriatic Seas within twelve nautical miles of the Montenegro, Albania, and Croatia coastlines south of forty-two degrees and fifty-two minutes north latitude.  



The period of eligibility is after March 24, 1999, to a future date to be determined by the adjutant general of Missouri or the cessation of the Kosovo defense campaign.  Not more than one Missouri Kosovo campaign ribbon shall be awarded or presented under the provisions of this section to any one person, nor shall such ribbon be awarded to or retained by any person whose entire service subsequent to their Kosovo campaign service shall not have been honorable.  In the event of the death of any person during or subsequent to their Kosovo service who, in the opinion of the governor, as recommended by the adjutant general of Missouri, would be entitled to the Missouri Kosovo campaign ribbon, the same may be presented to the surviving primary next of kin.


(L. 2010 H.B. 1524 & 2260)

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