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Introduced in Senate (11/05/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2250


To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Major Charles S. Kettles of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 5, 2015

Mr. Peters (for himself and Ms. Stabenow) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Major Charles S. Kettles of the United States Army 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 Medal of Honor to Charles S. Kettles for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

(a) Authorization.—The President may award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of title 10, United States Code, to Charles S. Kettles for the acts of valor during the Vietnam War described in subsection (b).

(b) Acts of valor described.—The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of Charles S. Kettles during combat operations on May 15, 1967, while serving as Flight Commander, 176th Aviation Company, 14th Aviation Battalion, Task Force Oregon, Republic of Vietnam, for which he was previously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

(c) Waiver of time limitations.—The award under subsection (a) may be made without regard to 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.