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H.R. 3304 (113th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 22, 2013 (Introduced).


I

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3304

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 22, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Cole, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Cook, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Crowley, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Engel, Mr. Enyart, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Flores, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Garcia, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Holt, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Langevin, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. McKeon, Ms. Meng, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Olson, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Rigell, Mrs. Roby, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Runyan, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Stockman, Mr. Thornberry, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Turner, Mrs. Wagner, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Welch, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Wittman, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Hanna, Mrs. Noem, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Barber, Mr. Larsen of Washington, and Mr. Rice of South Carolina) 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 to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor.

1.

Authorization and request for award of Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict

(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 under section 3741 of such title to Bennie G. Adkins of the United States Army for the acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict described in subsection (b).

(b)

Acts of valor described

The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of then Sergeant First Class Bennie G. Adkins of the United States Army serving with Special Forces Detachment A–102 from March 9 to 12, 1966, during the Vietnam Conflict for which he was originally awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

2.

Authorization and request for award of Medal of Honor to Donald P. Sloat for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict

(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 under section 3741 of such title to Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for the acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict described in subsection (b).

(b)

Acts of valor described

The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of then Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army serving with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division on January 17, 1970, during the Vietnam Conflict.

3.

Authorization for award of Medal of Honor to former members of the Armed Forces previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor

Section 552(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 ( Public Law 107–107 ; 10 U.S.C. 3741 note) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (1) after Honor.—; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

In addition to the authority provided by paragraph (1), a Medal of Honor may be awarded to a veteran of the Armed Forces who, although not a Jewish-American war veteran or Hispanic-American war veteran described in subsection (b), was identified during the review of service records conducted under subsection (a) and regarding whom the Secretary of Defense submitted, before January 1, 2014, a recommendation to the President that the President award the Medal of Honor to that veteran.

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