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116 appointment or promotion was approved by the Secretary concerned but was unable to accept the promotion or appointment because of death in line of duty, (b) A commission issued under subsection (a) shall issue as of the

  • late of the appointment, recommendation, or approval, as the case

may be, and the member's name shall be carried on the records of the military or executive department concerned as if he had served in the ^ a d e, and branch if any, in which posthumously commissioned, from the date of the appointment, recommendation, or approval to the date of his death. § 1522. Posthumous warrants (a) The Secretary concerned may issue, or have issued, an appropriate warrant in the name of a member of the armed forces who, after September 8, 1939,'was officially recommended for appointment or promotion to a grade other than a commissioned grade but was unable to accept the appointment or promotion because of death in line of duty. (b) A warrant issued under subsection (a) shall issue as of the date of the recommendation, and the member's name shall be carried on the records of the military or executive department concerned as if he had served in the grade to which posthumously appointed or promoted from the date of the recommendation to the date of his death. §1523. Posthumous commissions and warrants: effect on pay and allowances No person is entitled to any bonus, gratuity, pay, or allowance because of a posthumous commission or warrant. CHAPTER 79.--CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS Sec.

1551. Correction of name after separation from service under an assumed name. 1552. Correction of military records: claims incident thereto.

§ 1551. Correction of name after separation from service under an assumed name The Secretary of the military department concerned shall issue a certificate of discharge or an order of acceptance of resignation in the true name of any person who was separated from the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps honorably or under honorable conditions after serving under an assumed name during a war with another nation or people, upon application by, or on behalf of, that person, and upon proof of his identity. However, a certificate or order may not be issued under this section if the name was assumed to conceal a crime or to avoid its consequences. § 1552. Correction of military records: claims incident thereto (a) The Secretary of a military department, under procedures established by him and approved by the Secretary of Defense, and acting through boards of civilians of the executive part of that military department, may correct any military record of that department when he considers it necessary to correct an error or remove an injustice. Under procedures prescribed by him, the Secretary of the Treasury may in the same manner correct any military record of the