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Public Law 106-223
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Ed W. Freeman, James K. 
    Okubo, and Andrew J. Smith. <<NOTE: June 20, 2000 -  [S. 2722]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO AWARD MEDAL OF HONOR TO ED W. FREEMAN, 
                            JAMES K. OKUBO, AND ANDREW J. SMITH.

    (a) Inapplicability of Time Limitations.--Notwithstanding the time 
limitations in section 3744(b) of title 10, United States Code, or any 
other time limitation, the President may award the Medal of Honor under 
section 3741 of such title to the persons specified in subsection (b) 
for the acts specified in that subsection, the award of the Medal of 
Honor to such persons having been determined by the Secretary of the 
Army to be warranted in accordance with section 1130 of such title.
    (b) Persons Eligible To Receive the Medal of Honor.--The persons 
referred to in subsection (a) are the following:
            (1) Ed W. Freeman, for conspicuous acts of gallantry and 
        intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty 
        on November 14, 1965, as flight leader and second-in-command of 
        a helicopter lift unit at landing zone X-Ray in the Battle of 
        the Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam, during the Vietnam 
        War, while serving in the grade of Captain in Alpha Company, 
        229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 101st Cavalry Division 
        (Airmobile).
            (2) James K. Okubo, for conspicuous acts of gallantry and 
        intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty 
        on October 28 and 29, and November 4, 1944, at Foret Domaniale 
        de Champ, near Biffontaine, France, during World War II, while 
        serving as an Army medic in the grade of Technician Fifth Grade 
        in the medical detachment, 442d Regimental Combat Team.
            (3) Andrew J. Smith, for conspicuous acts of gallantry and 
        intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty 
        on November 30, 1864, in the Battle of Honey Hill, South 
        Carolina, during the Civil War, while serving as a corporal in 
        the 55th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry Regiment.

    (c) Posthumous Award.--The Medal of Honor may be awarded under this 
section posthumously, as provided in section 3752 of title 10, United 
States Code.

[[Page 114 STAT. 357]]

    (d) Prior Award.--The Medal of Honor may be awarded under this 
section for service for which a Silver Star, or other award, has been 
awarded.

    Approved June 20, 2000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2722:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            June 13, considered and passed Senate.
            June 15, considered and passed House.

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