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Text of To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Dominic S. Gentile of the ...

...Gentile of the United States Army Air Forces for acts of valor during the World War II.

This bill was introduced on April 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5056

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Dominic S. Gentile of the United States Army Air Forces for acts of valor during the World War II.

1.

Authorization and request for award of Medal of Honor to Dominic S. Gentile for acts of valor during World War II

(a)

Authorization

Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the President is authorized and requested to award the Medal of Honor posthumously under section 3741 of such title to former Major Dominic S. Gentile of the United States Army Air Forces for the acts of valor during World War II described in subsection (b).

(b)

Acts of valor described

The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of then Major Dominic S. Gentile who, as a pilot of a P–51 Mustang in the Army’s 336th Fighter Squadron, Fourth Fighter Group, of the Eighth Air Force in Europe during World War II, destroyed at least 30 enemy aircraft.