14 U.S. Code § 505 - Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of Honor Flag
The President shall provide for the presentation of the Medal of Honor Flag designated under section 903 of title 36 to each person to whom a medal of honor is awarded under section 491 of this title. Presentation of the flag shall be made at the same time as the presentation of the medal under section 491 or 498 of this title. In the case of a posthumous presentation of the medal, the flag shall be presented to the person to whom the medal is presented.
Source(Added Pub. L. 107–248, title VIII, § 8143(c)(4)(A),Oct. 23, 2002, 116 Stat. 1571; amended Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, § 1062(b)(1),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2650; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title V, § 555(a),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2217.)
A prior section 505, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537, related to escorts to the place of burial for the bodies of deceased Coast Guard personnel, prior to repeal by act July 15, 1954, ch. 507, § 14(c)(5),68 Stat. 481. For provisions relating to recovery, care, and disposition of the remains of deceased personnel of the uniformed services and deceased civilian personnel, see section 1481 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
2006—Pub. L. 109–364struck out “after October 23, 2002” after “section 491 of this title” and inserted at end “In the case of a posthumous presentation of the medal, the flag shall be presented to the person to whom the medal is presented.”
2002—Pub. L. 107–314substituted “October 23, 2002” for “the date of the enactment of this section”.
Presentation of Flag for Prior Recipients of Medal of Honor
President to provide for the presentation of the Medal of Honor Flag to living recipients of the Medal of Honor as expeditiously as possible after Oct. 17, 2006, and for posthumous presentation to survivors of deceased recipients of the Medal of Honor upon written application therefor, see section 555(b) ofPub. L. 109–364, set out as a note under section 3755 of Title 10, Armed Forces.