skip to main content

H.R. 4280 (114th): To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Colonel Philip Conran of the United States Air Force for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 16, 2015 (Introduced).


V

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4280

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 16, 2015

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

A BILL

To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Colonel Philip Conran of the United States Air Force for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

1.

Authority for award of the Medal of Honor to Colonel Philip Conran for acts of valor during the Vietnam War

(a)

Authorization

The President may award the Medal of Honor under section 8741 of title 10, United States Code, to retired Colonel Philip Conran of the United States Air Force for the acts of valor during the Vietnam War described in subsection (b).

(b)

Acts of valor described

The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of Colonel Philip Conran during a rescue mission operation in Laos on October 6, 1969, while serving as a pilot in the 21st Special Operations Squadron, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, for which he was previously awarded the Air Force Cross.

(c)

Waiver of time limitations

The award under subsection (a) may be made notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 8744 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.