10 U.S. Code § 4565 - Colors, standards, and guidons of demobilized organizations: disposition

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(a) The Secretary of the Army may dispose of colors, standards, and guidons of demobilized organizations of the Army, as follows:
(1) Those brought into Federal service by the Army National Guard of a State may be returned to that State upon the request of its governor.
(2) Those that cannot be returned under clause (1) may, upon the request of its governor, be sent to the State that, as determined by the Secretary, furnished the majority of members of the organization when it was formed.
Those that cannot be returned or sent under clause (1) or (2) of this subsection shall be delivered to the Secretary for such national use as the Secretary may direct.
(b) Title to colors, standards, and guidons of demobilized organizations of the Army remains in the United States.
(c) No color, standard, or guidon may be disposed of under this section unless provision satisfactory to the Secretary has been made for its preservation and care.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 256; Pub. L. 89–718, § 29,Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1119.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
4565(a) 5:202 (less 3d and last sentences). Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 166, § 2, 41 Stat. 1438.
4565(b) 5:202 (3d sentence).
4565(c) 5:202 (last sentence).

In subsection (a), the words “Any which were used during their service by such organizations and” are omitted as surplusage. The first 15 words of the last sentence are substituted for 5:202 (1st 45 words of 2d sentence).

1966—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89–718substituted the Secretary of the Army for the Quartermaster General as the officer to accept delivery of colors, standards, and guidons of demobilized organizations of the Army which cannot be disposed of under clauses (1) and (2).

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