§ 30-8-3. Rhode Island cross.
The Rhode Island cross may be awarded, in the name of the governor, to each person who, while a commissioned officer, warrant officer, or enlisted person of the armed forces of the United States, including the reserve components thereof, or of the Rhode Island national guard, while on active state or federal service, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by extraordinary heroism. No more than one Rhode Island cross shall be awarded to any one person, but for each succeeding deed or act sufficient to justify the award of a Rhode Island cross, a bronze oak leaf cluster shall be awarded in lieu thereof.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3742, par. 232; G.L. 1956, § 30-8-3.)