H.R.3710 - Charles Butler McVay and U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS Relief Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] (Introduced 04/22/1998)|
|Committees:||House - National Security|
|Latest Action:||10/16/1998 Unfavorable Executive Comment Received from DOD. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3710 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/22/1998)
Charles Butler McVay and U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS Relief Act - Exonerates the late rear admiral Charles Butler McVay III, United States Navy (retired), from responsibility for the sinking of the U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS on July 30, 1945, while under his command. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the subsequent court-martial conviction of McVay was a grave injustice. Urges the President to grant McVay a posthumous pardon.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should award a Presidential Unit Citation to the final crew of the INDIANAPOLIS in recognition of their courage and fortitude displayed in the face of tremendous adversity after their ship was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese navy.