Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 58 Part 2.djvu/525

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Nov. 6 , 1943 58 STAT.] CHINA-MILITARY SERVICE-Ma 1 June 13, 1944 1445 of the United States of their opportunity to elect to serve in the armed forces of their own country in lieu of serving in the Army of the United States. However, the War Department has pointed out that, in implementing the details of this proposed agreement, necessity re- quires that transfers from United States troops in overseas theaters be limited to those instances where suitable Chinese troops are serving in the vicinity to which the individual could be assigned. The Director of the Selective Service System states that under pres- ent Selective Service procedures each local board is requested to send Notice to Citizen of Allied Nation (Form 308) to the registrant. There are enclosed for your information specimen copies of Local Board Memoranda 129 and 129A, and Forms 221, 308, 502, and 503,[ 1] which are for use by aliens of co-belligerent nations who wish to elect to serve in the armed forces of their own country. Lieutenant Colonel S. G. Parker of the National Headquarters, Se- lective Service System, and Major General Guy V. Henry, of the Inter- Allied Personnel Board of the War Department, will be available to discuss with Chinese military officials all details pertaining to the reciprocal arrangement. Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. For the Secretary of State: G. HowLAND SHAW Enclosures: Copies of Local Board Memoranda 129, 129A, and Forms 221, 308 , 502, 503. His Excellency Dr. WEI TAO-MING, Chinese Ambassador. [Not printed.] 93650--45 -PT . --- 33