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Public Law No: 113-231 (12/16/2014)

[113th Congress Public Law 231]
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Public Law 113-231
113th Congress

                                 An Act

To designate the Junction City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located 
at 715 Southwind Drive, Junction City, Kansas, as the Lieutenant General 
  Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. <<NOTE: Dec. 16, 
                          2014 -  [S. 1434]>> 

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

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
            (1) Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz served as the cadet 
        commander of a unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at 
        Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas, where he earned 
        the American Legion Cup as an outstanding cadet;
            (2) while attending Kansas State University, Lieutenant 
        General Seitz accepted a commission as a second lieutenant in 
        the Army and was called into active duty in 1940;
            (3) Lieutenant General Seitz volunteered to be one of the 
        first paratroopers in the United States;
            (4) at age 25, Lieutenant General Seitz as a major, was 
        given command of the 2nd Battalion of the 517th Parachute 
        Infantry Regimental Combat Team, becoming the youngest battalion 
        commander in the Army;
            (5) along with the 7th Armored Division, the battalion 
        commanded by Lieutenant General Seitz formed what became known 
        as Task Force Seitz at the Battle of the Bulge with the mission 
        to plug the gaps on the north slope of the Bulge when the 
        Germans attempted to break out;
            (6) the service of Lieutenant General Seitz earned him the 
        Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and many other 
        acknowledgments during his 37-year career in the Army;
            (7) after victory in Europe, Lieutenant General Seitz 
        remained in the Army, commanding the 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 
        503rd Infantry Regiment, and the 82nd Airborne Division;
            (8) on retiring in 1978, Lieutenant General Seitz settled in 
        Junction City, Kansas, near Ft. Riley, where he would greet 
        deploying and returning units from Iraq and Afghanistan at all 
        times of the day;
            (9) Lieutenant General Seitz remained active in the wider 
        community, working with the Coronado Area Council of the Boy 
        Scouts of America, the Fort Riley National Bank, Rotary 
        International, and the Association of the United States Army and 
        serving on the board of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and 

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            (10) Lieutenant General Seitz had a passion for mentoring 
        young officers and noncommissioned officers at Fort Riley, never 
        ceasing to be a soldier, according to his son, Richard M. Seitz;
            (11) Lieutenant General Seitz was named an Outstanding 
        Citizen of Kansas;
            (12) in 2012 an elementary school at Fort Riley was named in 
        honor of Lieutenant General Seitz, which is meaningful because 
        he believed the fate of the United States relied on young 
        children and the teachers who inspire them;
            (13) during visits to the elementary school, Lieutenant 
        General Seitz would talk with the students about what it meant 
        to be a ``proud and great American'' and his message was always 
        to ``respect the teachers and be a learner'';
            (14) the family and friends of Lieutenant General Seitz have 
        described him as a gentleman, compassionate, respected, full of 
        integrity, gracious, giving, and a remarkable individual; and
            (15) Lieutenant General Seitz lived each day to its fullest 
        and his commitment to his fellow man serves as an inspiration to 
        all the people of the United States.

    (b) Designation.--The Junction City Community-Based Outpatient 
Clinic located at 715 Southwind Drive, Junction City, Kansas, shall be 
known and designated as the ``Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz 
Community-Based Outpatient Clinic''.
    (c) References.--Any reference in any law, map, regulation, 
document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Junction 
City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic referred to in subsection (b) 
shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Lieutenant General Richard J. 
Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic''.

    Approved December 16, 2014.


            Jan. 14, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 8, considered and passed House.


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