S.1218 - World War I Valor Medals Review Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 04/11/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/11/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1218 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/11/2019)
World War I Valor Medals Review Act
This bill requires review of the service records of certain decorated World War I veterans to determine whether they should be awarded the Medal of Honor for valor during that war. Specifically, the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Navy shall review the records of any African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, or Native American war veteran who was recommended for review by a veterans service organization and who, for action that occurred between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918
- was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross or the Navy Cross,
- was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm by the government of France, or
- was recommended for a Medal of Honor.
If a review indicates that the award is warranted, a recommendation shall be made to the President to award the Medal of Honor to that veteran.