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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5271

To waive time limitations specified by law in order to allow the Medal 
 of Honor to be awarded to Gary Lee McKiddy, of Miamisburg, Ohio, for 
 acts of valor while a helicopter crew chief and door gunner with the 
              1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 26, 2002

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

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                                 A BILL


 
To waive time limitations specified by law in order to allow the Medal 
 of Honor to be awarded to Gary Lee McKiddy, of Miamisburg, Ohio, for 
 acts of valor while a helicopter crew chief and door gunner with the 
              1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO AWARD MEDAL OF HONOR TO GARY LEE MCKIDDY FOR 
              VALOR DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

    (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--Notwithstanding the time 
limitations in section 3744(b) of title 10, United States Code, or any 
other time limitation, the President is authorized and requested to 
award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to Gary Lee 
McKiddy, of Miamisburg, Ohio, for the acts of valor referred to in 
subsection (b).
    (b) Action Described.--The acts of valor referred to in subsection 
(a) are the conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk 
of his life and beyond the call of duty of Gary Lee McKiddy, between 
October 25, 1969, and May 6, 1970, and particularly on May 6, 1970, the 
day he died during a combat operation in Cambodia while serving as a 
Specialist Four in the 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army.
    (c) Posthumous Award.--The Medal of Honor may be awarded under this 
section posthumously as provided in section 3752 of title 10, United 
States Code.
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