Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/219

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PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 112 STAT. 2049 section or section 3681 or 8681 of this title or section 516 of title 14. "(c) No COST TO RECIPIENT.— The presentation of a flag under this section shall be at no cost to the recipient.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting before the item relating to section 6151 the following new item: "6141. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement.". (c) AIR FORCE.— (1) Chapter 853 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the table of sections the following new section: ^§ 8681. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement "(a) PRESENTATION OF FLAG. —Upon the release of a member of the Air Force from active duty for retirement, the Secretary of the Air Force shall present a United States flag to the member. "(b) MULTIPLE PRESENTATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED.— A member is not eligible for a presentation of a flag under subsection (a) if the member has previously been presented a flag under this section or section 3681 or 6141 of this title or section 516 of title 14. "(c) No COST TO RECIPIENT. — The presentation of a flag under this section shall be at no cost to the recipient.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting before the item relating to section 8684 the following new item: "8681. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement.". (d) COAST GUARD.—(1) Chapter 13 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: '*§516. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement "(a) PRESENTATION OF FLAG.—Upon the release of a member of the Coast Guard from active duty for retirement, the Secretary of Transportation shall present a United States flag to the member. "(b) MULTIPLE PRESENTATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED. — ^A member is not eligible for a presentation of a flag under subsection (a) if the member has previously been presented a flag under this section or section 3681, 6141, and 8681 of title 10. "(c) No COST TO RECIPIENT. —The presentation of a flag under his section shall be at no cost to the recipient.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "516. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement". (e) EFFECTIVE DATE.— Sections 3681, 6141, and 8681 of title lo use 3681 10, United States Code (as added by this section), and section ^°^- 516 of title 14, United States Code (as added by subsection (d)), shall apply with respect to releases from active duty described in those sections on or after October 1, 1998. SEC. 645. RECOVERY, CARE, AND DISPOSITION OF REMAINS OF MEDI- CALLY RETIRED MEMBER WHO DIES DURING HOS- PITALIZATION THAT BEGINS WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY. (a) IN GENERAL.— Paragraph (7) of section 1481(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(7) A person who—