The Oklahoma Gold Star Medal shall be awarded to a member of the state or federal military forces who voluntarily performed a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice during combat after September 11, 2001, that resulted in his or her loss of life.
The Oklahoma Gold Star Medal shall be awarded based on the standard of extraordinary merit. The medal shall be awarded only on incontestable proof.
To be eligible for the Oklahoma Gold Star Medal, a person shall have been:
- Born in this state, a resident of this state on the person's death, or a resident of this state when the person entered military service; and
- Killed in the line of duty in a combat zone or died of wounds inflicted in a combat zone.
To receive the Oklahoma Gold Star Medal, a person shall be nominated by a member of the Oklahoma Legislature and approved by the Adjutant General. To nominate a person you should contact your legislator to add the person to the list of nominees.
This law becomes effective on November 1, 2012.