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World War I Valor Medals Review Act

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A bill to require the review of the service of certain members of the Armed Forces during World War I to determine if such members should be awarded the Medal of Honor, to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor based on the results of the review, and for other purposes.


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04/11/2019Introduced in Senate

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04/11/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
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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.