Survey: Should Detainees Receive the POW Medal?
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Should All Military Detainees Be Awarded The POW Medal?

TOPIC: Some Americans feel that any military person, while performing assigned and legal military duties, who is arrested and involuntarily detained by a foreign nation, excluding circumstances alleging criminal violation of local law, should be eligible for Prisoner of War status and be awarded the POW medal even if no state of military hostility or conflict exists. Other Americans feel the traditional status of a POW, those captured and detained during a state of war or military conflict, should be strictly maintained.

SURVEY QUESTIONS

Do you feel all military personnel who are detained by a foreign government even when no war exists should be considered POWs?

    Yes No

Do you feel all military detainees should be awarded the POW medal and receive the same benefits of POWs captured and imprisoned during wartime?

    Yes No

Do you think Congress should establish a different Medal or Ribbon specifically for military personnel who are detained by a foreign country during peacetime?

    Yes No

Did you serve in the military?

    Yes No

Did you serve in an active theater of war or armed conflict?

    Yes No

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