[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1831 Introduced in House (IH)]





106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1831

  To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor 
     posthumously to Charles Richmond Metchear for his actions at 
           Cienfuegos, Cuba during the Spanish-American War.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 17, 1999

  Mr. Meehan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
  To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor 
     posthumously to Charles Richmond Metchear for his actions at 
           Cienfuegos, Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is 
authorized and requested to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to 
Charles Richmond Metchear, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for 
his actions as a crewmember of the U.S.S. Marblehead at Cienfuegos, 
Cuba during the Spanish-American War on May 11, 1898. Such an award may 
be made without regard to sections 6248 and 6250 of title 10, United 
States Code, and may be made in accordance with award criteria 
applicable at the time of the actions referred to in the first 
sentence.
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