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Introduces Bill Seeking Posthumous U.S. Citizenship to Israeli Killed in Vietnam

A bill to confer posthumously, American citizenship on an Israeli who died in action while serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Bertram L. Podell, New York Democrat. Aaron Tawil, although a citizen of Israel, served as a specialist in the 198th Infantry brigade. He was killed by Communist forces Nov. 17. Gen. Greighton W. Abrams, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, wrote Rep. Podell that Spec. Tawil earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service. Gen. Abrams supported the “very worthy endeavor to recognize the supreme sacrifice of Spec. Tawil.”