Williams asks for Medal of Honor for Chris Kyle

Congressman Roger Williams has introduced a bill to authorize and encourage President Obama to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle for acts of valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Weatherford legislator said Kyle gave the "ultimate sacrifice and served his nation with distinction and bravery while saving countless American lives."

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor, and usually goes through a recommendation process through the military chain of command, but on a number of occasions, legislation has been offered to waive certain restrictions and to encourage the President to award the Medal of Honor to particular individuals.

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