Yesterday Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) introduced a bill, H.R. 320, to designate the memorial at March Field Air Museum, in Riverside, California, as the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial.
“Distinguished Flying Cross recipients have received this prestigious medal for their heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces,” stated Rep. Calvert. “March Air Reserve Base is adjacent to the location of the memorial at the March Field Air Museum. The completed memorial allows visitors to witness active operational air units providing support to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is an appropriate setting that honors the many aviators who have distinguished themselves by deeds performed in aerial flight. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass H.R. 320 so that the memorial at March Air Field Museum will have the distinction of being the national Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial.”
H.R. 320 has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. Similar legislation in the 111th Congress passed the House by a vote of 410-0 on March 19, 2010, but stalled in the Senate.