H.R. 2559, to designate the “PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas

H.R. 2559

to designate the “PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas

Date
June 15, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, June 15, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 2559, to designate the “PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 2559 was introduced on May 21, 2015, by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2559 designates the segment of Interstate Route 10 between milepost 535 and milepost 545 in Kendall County, Texas as the “PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.”

Background

Private First Class (PFC) Milton A. Lee joined the Army in San Antonio in 1967 and was deployed to Vietnam.  He served in the 101st Army Airborne Division as a radio telephone operator with 3rd Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 1st Brigade. Moving through intense enemy fire, PFC Lee conducted a one-man assault in order to secure a point of safety for his fellow soldiers. After securing the first point, he was mortally wounded while assaulting a second position. PFC Milton Lee, who was just 19 years old, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.[1]

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[1] See article, U.S. Army, November 8, 2013

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.