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H.R. 4641 (115th): To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the Marine Corps.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 21, 2017 (Passed the House).


V

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4641

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the Marine Corps.

1.

Authorization for award of Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War

(a)

Waiver of time limitations

Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 6248 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 may award the Medal of Honor under section 6241 of such title to John L. Canley 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 then Gunnery Sergeant John L. Canley during combat operations from January 31, 1968, to February 6, 1968, during the Vietnam War as a member of the Marine Corps, for which he was previously awarded the Navy Cross.

Passed the House of Representatives December 21, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.