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112 CHAPTER 75.—DEATH BENEFITS: CARE OF THE DEAD Sec. 1481. 1482. 1483. 1484. 1485. 1486. 1487. 1488.

Recovery, care, and disposition of remains: decedents covered. Expenses incident to death. Prisoners of war and interned enemy aliens. Pensioners, indigent patients, and persons who die on military reservations. Dependents of members of armed forces; death while outside United States. Other citizens of United States. Temporary interment. Removal of remains.

§1481. Recovery, care, and disposition of remains: decedents covered (a) The Secretary concerned may provide for the recovery, care, and disposition of the remains of— (1) any Regular of an armed force, or member of an armed force without component, under his jurisdiction who dies while on active duty; (2) any Reserve of an armed force under his jurisdiction who dies while (A) on active duty, (B) performing authorized travel to or from that duty, (C) on authorized inactive-duty training, or (D) hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury incurred, or disease contracted, while on that duty or training or while performing that travel; (3) any member of the Army National Guard or Air National Guard who dies while entitled to pay from the United States and while (A) on active duty, (B) performing authorized travel to or from that duty, (C) on authorized inactive-duty training, or (D) hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury incurred, or disease contracted, while on that duty or training or while performing that travel; (4) any member of the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps who dies while (A) attending a training camp, (B) on an authorized practice cruise, (C) performing authorized travel to or from such a camp or cruise, or (D) hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury incurred, or disease contracted, while attending such a camp, while on such a cruise, or while performing that travel; (5) any accepted applicant for enlistment in an armed force under his jurisdiction; (6) any person who has been discharged from an enlistment in an armed force under his jurisdiction while a patient in a United States hospital, and who continues to be such a patient until the date of his death; (7) any retired member of an armed force under his jurisdiction who becomes a patient in a United States hospital while he is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days, and who con,,. tinues to be such a patient until the date of his death; and (8) any military prisoner who dies while in his custody. (b) This section applies to each person covered by subsection (a) (l)-(7) even though he may have been temporarily absent from active duty, with or without leave, at the time of his death, unless he had been dropped from the rolls of his organization before his death.