H.R. 2777 (112th): To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Private First Class William P. Fesken of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

Introduced:
Aug 01, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Albio Sires
Representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 01, 2011
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 01, 2011
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2011
 
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House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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8/1/2011--Introduced.
Authorizes and requests the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to former Private First Class William P. Fesken of the U.S. Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam War, notwithstanding specified time limitations with respect to awarding such medals.
Describes such acts of valor as actions of Private First Class Fesken who, while serving with Company A, 3d Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, risked his life above and beyond the call of duty on May 2, 1967, while protecting wounded members of his squad during repeated attacks by a Viet Cong force until his death on such date.

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