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H.R. 877: Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 877

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Webster of Florida, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Jones, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Heck, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Hill, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. LoBiondo, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Marino, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Kind, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mr. Ross, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Wittman, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Pearce, and Mr. Wenstrup) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act.

2.

Placement of monument honoring helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era

(a)

In general

Subject to the requirements of subsection (c), the Secretary of the Army shall place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era.

(b)

Design

The monument placed under subsection (a) shall measure 4 feet in height, 5 feet in width, and 1 foot in depth, and shall be based on a design approved by the Secretary of the Army and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

(c)

Agreement for construction and maintenance

The Secretary of the Army may only place a monument under subsection (a) if the Secretary enters into an agreement with the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association under which the Association agrees to pay all costs necessary for preparation of the site for the monument (including the activities authorized under subsection (d)(2)) and to construct, install, and maintain the monument, and to such other provisions as the Secretary may require.

(d)

Site and replacement of existing memorial

(1)

In general

The monument described in subsection (a) shall be placed where the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Memorial Tree stood on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2)

Removal of existing memorial

In placing the monument described in subsection (a) in the place specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Secretary of the Army may remove the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Memorial Tree that was in such location on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act.