By Christina Wilkie - 12/03/09 12:11 AM EST
In 1942, during the height of the Second World War, Buckles was captured by the Japanese and spent the next three years in a prison camp.
The bill under consideration was proposed by Sens. Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerLobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner Overnight Tech: Senate panel to vote on Dem FCC commissioner MORE (D-W.Va.), John ThuneJohn ThuneOvernight Tech: Senate to look at email privacy bill Senators to House: FAA reauthorization would enhance airport security Overnight Tech: Rubio, Cruz take up internet domain fight MORE (R-S.D.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.), and its official title is the Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act.
Buckles is the honorary chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation, which is seeking to place a memorial for the conflict on the National Mall, where the Second World War and the Vietnam War both have memorials.
The hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Dirksen room 366.