Text: H.R.5459 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/11/2014)

2d Session
H. R. 5459

To authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Henry Johnson.


September 11, 2014

Mr. Tonko (for himself, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Owens, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Gibson, Ms. Norton, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Rush, Ms. Clarke of New York, and Mr. Collins of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


To authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Henry Johnson.

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

SECTION 1. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to Henry Johnson for acts of valor during World War I.

(a) Authorization.—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 President may award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to Henry Johnson for the acts of valor described in subsection (b).

(b) Acts of valor described.—The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of Henry Johnson while serving as a member of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces, during combat operations against the enemy on the front lines of the Western Front in France on May 15, 1918, during World War I for which he was previously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.