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H.R.658: To authorize and request the President to award the congressional Medal of Honor to Arthur Jibilian for actions behind enemy lines during World War II while a member of the United States Navy and the Office of Strategic Services.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Authorizes and requests the President to award the Medal of Honor to Arthur Jibilian for his actions, while a member of the Navy and OSS, during the successful 1944 operation by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), code-named "Operation Halyard," to protect and facilitate in the rescue of over 500 allied airmen behind enemy lines.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.