H.R.2477 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service to honor veterans who make remarkable and distinguished contributions to their communities.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] (Introduced 07/08/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/15/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2477 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/08/2011)
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award a decoration called the Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service to a veteran who, during the period after the date of the veteran's discharge or release from the active military, naval, or air service, has: (1) made remarkable and distinguished contributions to the community of the veteran, and (2) exemplified the virtues of honor, duty, and commitment to service that originally led the veteran to service in the Armed Forces.
Allows the Secretary to award such medal posthumously to such a veteran who is deceased.