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115 (6) Upon the specific request of the Department of State, any person not otherwise covered by this section. (6) Any dependent of a person who is covered by this section, if the dependent is living outside the United States with that person at the time of death. (b) The Secretary may furnish transportation of the remains of persons covered by this section, on a reimbursable basis, to a port of entry in the United States. (c) Keimbursement for services, supplies, and transportation furnished under this section shall be collected and credited to appropriations available, at the time of reimbursement, for those services, supplies, and transportation. § 1487. Temporary interment Whenever necessary for the temporary interment of remains pending transportation under this chapter to a designated cemetery, the Secretary concerned may acquire, and provide for the maintenance of, grave sites in commercial cemeteries, or he may acquire the right to use such grave sites for burial purposes. If the death occurs outside the United States and a temporary commercial grave site is not available on a reasonable basis, the Secretary may acquire land, or the right to use land, necessary for the temporary interment of the remains under this chapter. § 1488. Removal of remains If a cemetery on a military reservation, including an installation cemetery, has been or is to be discontinued, the Secretary concerned may provide for the removal of remains from that cemetery to any other cemetery. With respect to any deceased member of an armed force under his jurisdiction whose last service terminated honorably by death or otherwise, the Secretary may also provide for the removal of the remains from a place of temporary interment, or from an abandoned grave or cemetery, to a national cemetery. CHAPTER 77.—POSTHUMOUS COMMISSIONS AND WARRANTS Sec.

1521. Posthumous commissions. 1522. Posthimious warrants. 1523. Posthumous commissions and warrants: effect on pay and allowances.

§ 1521. Posthumous commissions (a) The President may issue, or have issued, an appropriate commission in the name of a member of the armed forces who, after September 8, 1939— (1) was appointed to a commissioned grade but was unable to accept the appointment because of death in line of duty; (2) successfully completed the course at an officers' training school and was recommended for appointment to a commissioned rade by the commanding officer or officer in charge of the school ut was unable to accept the appointment because of death in line of duty; or (3) was officially recommended for appointment or promotion to a commissioned grade and the recommendation for whose

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