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 RockefellerObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers Lobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner MORE (D-W.Va.), John ThuneJohn ThuneObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate A guide to the committees: Senate Verizon, Yahoo slash merger deal by 0M over data breaches 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.