Text: H.R.3503 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/14/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3503


To authorize the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Towles for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 14, 2013

Mr. Ryan of Ohio introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To authorize the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Towles for acts of valor 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 for award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Specialist Four Robert L. Towles for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

(a) Waiver of time limitations.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished Service Cross under section 3742 of that title to Robert L. Towles for the acts of valor referred to in subsection (b).

(b) Action described.—The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of Specialist Four Robert L. Towles, on November 17, 1965, as a member of the United States Army serving in the grade of Specialist Four during the Vietnam War while serving in Company D, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, for which he was originally awarded the Bronze Star with “V” Device.


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