Text: H.R.3364 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/29/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3364


To authorize and request the President to issue a posthumous commission in the regular Army to Milton Holland, who, while sergeant major of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 29, 2013

Mr. Stivers (for himself and Mr. Al Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To authorize and request the President to issue a posthumous commission in the regular Army to Milton Holland, who, while sergeant major of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War.

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

SECTION 1. Request for posthumous appointment of Milton Holland as a commissioned officer in the Army.

(a) Request.—The President is authorized and requested to issue, or have issued, a posthumous commission in the grade of captain in the regular Army in the name of Milton Holland, who, while sergeant major of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor in recognition of his action on September 29, 1864, during the Battle of Chapin’s Farm, Virginia, when, as the citation for the medal states, Sergeant Major Holland “took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it”.

(b) Treatment of benefits.—The provisions of section 1523 of title 10, United States Code, apply in the case of a commission issued as requested in subsection (a).