Amazing all the usual Democrats who will not vote FOR increase pay and benefits and regularly vote AGAINST Defense Approprations are co sponders on this. Just more PR by the Dems to hid their weak on National Security Ideology. OUTLAW the selling of medals. THAT would be better then this stunt.
That would put a lot of collectors of militaria in hot water overnight.
The problem is not in having the medal, but in claiming falsely to have been awarded the medal.
Big difference. I have a number of medals from various countries, including a Soviet 20 year service medal (from a friend's collection in his estate). I was NOT awarded any of them, nor do I permit anyone to think I have been. No problem.