Text: H.R.960 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-280 (12/16/2016)
[114th Congress Public Law 280]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 130 STAT. 1424]]
Public Law 114-280
Designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient
clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard VA Clinic. <<NOTE: Dec.
16, 2016 - [H.R. 960]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following:
(1) Daniel L. Kinnard was born on October 21, 1949, in Mount
(2) While residing in Newark, Ohio, Daniel L. Kinnard
enlisted in the Army at Fort Hayes, Ohio, on November 14, 1966,
and served as a Specialist Fourth Class in the 101st Airborne
(3) Specialist Kinnard was awarded the National Defense
Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal,
Parachutist Badge, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar, Bronze
Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the Combat
(4) Specialist Kinnard's citation for the Bronze Star said,
``For heroism in combat against a hostile force in the Republic
of Vietnam on 17 February 1968. Specialist Four Kinnard
distinguished himself while attached as a medic on a combat
operation near Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam. The point platoon
made contact with enemy positions in a hedgerow and two of the
point men were seriously wounded. Without hesitation, Specialist
Kinnard rushed through the heavy volume of enemy fire to reach
the wounded men. With complete disregard for his own personal
safety, Specialist Kinnard remained exposed to enemy fire while
he treated the wounded men. Once he administered first aid to
the wounded, Specialist Kinnard organized their evacuation under
fire. His personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping
with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect
great credit upon himself, his unit, and United States Army.''.
(5) Specialist Kinnard was killed in action on March 9,
1968, while rendering aid to his fellow paratroopers.
SEC. 2. DANIEL L. KINNARD VA CLINIC.
(a) Designation.--The Department of Veterans Affairs community-based
outpatient clinic located in Newark, Ohio, shall after the date of the
enactment of this Act be known and designated as the ``Daniel L. Kinnard
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(b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document,
paper, or other record of the United States to the Department of
Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic referred to in
subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the Daniel L.
Kinnard VA Clinic.
Approved December 16, 2016.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 960:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
May 23, considered and passed House.
Dec. 9, considered and passed Senate.