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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 98

    To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to James 
    Megellas, formerly of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and currently of 
 Colleyville, Texas, for acts of valor on January 28, 1945, during the 
                  Battle of the Bulge in World War II.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            January 10, 2019

 Mr. Johnson (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                             Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
    To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to James 
    Megellas, formerly of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and currently of 
 Colleyville, Texas, for acts of valor on January 28, 1945, during the 
                  Battle of the Bulge in 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 MEDAL OF HONOR TO JAMES 
              MEGELLAS FOR ACTS OF VALOR DURING BATTLE OF THE BULGE.

    (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--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 President may 
award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to James 
Megellas, formerly of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and currently of 
Colleyville, Texas, for the acts of valor during World War II described 
in subsection (b).
    (b) Acts of Valor Described.--The acts of valor referred to in 
subsection (a) are the actions of James Megellas on January 28, 1945, 
in Herresbach, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge when, as a first 
lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division, he led a surprise and 
devastating attack on a much larger advancing enemy force, killing and 
capturing a large number and causing others to flee, single-handedly 
destroying an attacking German Mark V tank with two hand-held grenades, 
and then leading his men in clearing and seizing Herresbach.
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