Text: H.R.5623 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/05/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5623


To authorize the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Joseph Verbis LaFleur for acts of valor during World War II.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 5, 2016

Mr. Abraham (for himself, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Fleming, and Mr. Graves of Louisiana) 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 Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Joseph Verbis LaFleur for acts of valor during World War II.

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 Distinguished Service Cross to Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Joseph Verbis LaFleur for acts of valor during World War II.

(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 Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished Service Cross under section 3742 of that title to Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Joseph Verbis LaFleur for the acts of valor referred to in subsection (b).

(b) Acts of valor described.—The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Joseph Verbis LaFleur while interred as a Prisoner of War by Japan from December 30, 1941, to September 7, 1944.


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