Source: Assembly Republican Press Release -
Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Caroline Casagrande honors New Jersey veterans who served during the Cold War period with her bill that won approval today from the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill, A-1899, cleared the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee in June.
“More than 120,000 New Jersey veterans served during the pivotal Cold War era,” said Casagrande, R – Monmouth. “Their patriotic service helped win the Cold War, returning freedom to millions of people around the world.”
“The Cold War Medal recognizes their contributions to the Free World’s stance against totalitarianism in a time marked by increasing military tension, incendiary diplomatic rhetoric, and the threat of a nuclear first strike,” continued Casagrande.
Under Casagrande’s bipartisan measure, the governor may present a Cold War medal to any state resident honorably discharged from service after serving at least 180 days during the Cold War. The Cold War started after World War II, on September 2, 1945. It continued until the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991.