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H.R. 5826: Never Forgotten Korean War POW Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2018 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5826

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2018

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

A BILL

To amend the Combat Duty Pay Act of 1952 to require that former members of the uniformed services who were captured or entered a missing-in-action status during the Korean War while serving as a member of a combat unit in Korea receive combat pay for each month spent in a captured or missing-in-action status, rather than just a total of four months.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Never Forgotten Korean War POW Act.

2.

Recognition of entire period spent in a captured or missing-in-action status during the Korean War for receipt of combat pay

(a)

In general

Section 704(b) of the Combat Duty Pay Act of 1952 (title VII of Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1953; 66 Stat. 539) is amended by striking for not more than three months thereafter and inserting for each month thereafter.

(b)

Application of amendment

(1)

Covered persons

Section 704(b) of the Combat Duty Pay Act of 1952, as amended by subsection (a), applies only with respect to a former member of the uniformed services who received combat pay under such section and who is alive as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2)

Combat pay amount

In determining the actual amount to be paid to a former member of the uniformed services covered by paragraph (1), the Secretary of Defense shall increase the amount determined under section 704(b) of the Combat Duty Pay Act of 1952, as amended by subsection (a), using an appropriate inflation adjustment.