S. 993: A bill to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to James Megellas, formerly ...

...of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and currently of Colleyville, Texas, for acts of valor on January 28, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge in World Wa

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of May 21, 2013 (Reference Change).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 993

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

June 4, 2013

Committee discharged; referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to James Megellas, formerly of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and currently of Colleyville, Texas, for acts of valor on January 28, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

1.

Authorization and request for award of Medal of Honor to James Megellas for acts of valor during Battle of the Bulge

(a)

Authorization

The President is authorized and requested to award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of title 10, United States Code, to James Megellas, formerly of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and currently of Colleyville, Texas, for the acts of valor described in subsection (b).

(b)

Action Described

The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of James Megellas on January 28, 1945, in Herresbach, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, during World War II, when, as a first lieutenant in the 82d Airborne Division, he led a surprise and devastating attack on a much larger advancing enemy force, killing and capturing a large number and causing others to flee, single-handedly destroying an attacking German Mark V tank with two hand-held grenades, and then leading his men in clearing and seizing Herresbach.

(c)

Waiver of Time Limitations

The award under subsection (a) may be made without regard to the time limitations specified in section 3744(b) of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation established by law or regulation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Army.