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H.R. 6734 - Full Military Honors Act of 2018

Sponsor: Mike Bishop (R)
Introduced: 2018-09-07
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
 

Full Military Honors Act of 2018

This bill provides full military honors for the funeral of an eligible veteran who:

  • is first interred or inurned in Arlington National Cemetery on or after enactment of this bill,
  • was awarded the medal of honor or the prisoner-of-war medal, and
  • is not entitled to full military honors because of such veteran's grade.

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6734


    To amend title 10, United States Code, to require a full military honors ceremony for certain deceased veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2018

    Mr. Bishop of Michigan (for himself, Mr. Walz, and Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To amend title 10, United States Code, to require a full military honors ceremony for certain deceased veterans, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Full Military Honors Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Full Military Honors ceremony for certain veterans.

Section 1491(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) The Secretary concerned shall provide full military honors (as determined by the Secretary concerned) for the funeral of a veteran who—

“(A) is first interred or first inurned in Arlington National Cemetery on or after the date of the enactment of the Full Military Honors Act of 2018;

“(B) was awarded the medal of honor or the prisoner-of-war medal; and

“(C) is not entitled to full military honors by the grade of that veteran.”.


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