(a) Presentation of Flag.— Upon the release of a member of the Army from active duty for retirement, the Secretary of the Army 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 any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.
(c) No Cost to Recipient.— The presentation of a flag under this section shall be at no cost to the recipient.
A prior section
3681, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 210, related to service listed in the official Army Register, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 85–861, § 36B(9),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1570. See section
122 of this title.
1999—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.” for “under this section or section
8681 of this title or section
516 of title
Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, § 644(e),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2049, provided that: “Sections
8681 of title
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.”
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