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V. Shipment of temporary allowance of baggage of reserve officers.--Section V, Bulletin No. 8, War Department, 1919, is amended by adding the following:

A reserve officer called into active service is entitled to have his temporary allowance of baggage, as prescribed in paragraph 1136, Army Regulations, transported under the provisions of paragraph 1123, Army Regulations, from the place where he resides at the time of call into active service to his first station. Such officer, upon relief from active duty or upon honorable discharge from the service, is entitled to have his temporary allowance of baggage, as prescribed in paragraph 1136, Army Regulations, transported, under the provisions of paragraph 1123, Army Regulations, to the place where he resided at the time of call into active service or other point not farther than the number of miles for which he is allowed travel allowances.

(524.11, A. G. O.) BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

PEYTON O. MARCH,

General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: J. T. KERR,

Adjutant General,

WASHIYGTON: GOVERYMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1919 I

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BULLETIN

WAR DEPARTMENT, No. 15.

WASHINGTON, April 28, 1919,

Section. Claims for private property Jost, damaged, or destroyed in the

military service ---Disposition of colors--------

I__Claims for private property lost, damaged, or destroyed in the military service.-Section IV, Bulletin No. 56, War Department, 1918, is rescinded, the matter contained therein, with important modifications, being incorporated in paragraph 726. Army Regulations, as amended by C. A, R. No. 87.

[153, A. G. 0. ) II__Disposition of colors.--1. So much of section III, Bulletin No. 6, War Department, 1919, as requires that when units of the United States Army which are not identified with any particular State are to be demobilized, their colors or standards and guidons will be turned in to the Director of Purchase, Storage and Traffic for safekeeping, is rescinded.

2. The commanding officer of each organization designated for demobilization will submit in writing to The Adjutant General of the Army, through the commanding officer of the demobilization center at which the organization is to be demobilized, a report, based on the organization records, of the number of men furnished the organization by each State at the time the organization was formed. This report will be used as a basis for the disposition of the organization's colors, or standards and guidons, in conformity with section III, Bulletin No. 6. War Department, 1919. When the State from which the majority of the men originally came can not be determined from the records, or when, in the opinion of the organization commander, final disposition of the colors in conformity with the principle stated in section III, Bulletin No. 6, War Department, 1919, would not constitute the most equitable disposition of the colors, or when the organization can not be identified with any particular State, the organization commander will include in his report his recommendation as to which State should

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in equity be designated as custodian of the colors. The organization commander will give his reasons for his recommendation, with other pertinent data available on the subject. The report will also include in each appropriate case a statement of the battles and other engagements participated in by the organization during the present war, with places, dates, and other available data, and will be accompanied by a proper requisition for the silver bands authorized by paragraph 244, Army Regulations. The commanding officer of the demobilization center will take action on the report—as follows: In case the report leaves no doubt as to which State should in equity be designated as custodian of the colors, he will notify the adjutant general of the State concerned that the colors, or standards and guidons, of a designated organization are to be turned over to that State as custodian for the United States, and that the United States will retain title thereto. When appropriate, the notice will include a statement that requisition has been made for the silver bands authorized by paragraph 244, Army Regulations, and that the silver bands, when available, will be forwarded to the adjutant general of the State. A blank receipt in triplicate, which the adjutant general of the State will be requested to execute and return to the demobilization center commander upon receipt of the colors, will be inclosed with the notice. The demobilization center commander will then forward the colors to the adjutant general of the State, either by an appropriate discharged officer as agent, at no expense to the Government, or by mail or express, properly insured, at Government expense. Upon the return of the receipt signed by the adjutant general of the State, the complete record, including receipt in duplicate, will be forwarded by indorsement to The Adjutant General of the Army showing action taken. In case the report of the organization commander leaves a doubt in the mind of the demobilization center commander as to which State should in equity be designated as custodian of the colors, the demobilization center commander will cause the colors to be turned over to him for safekeeping and will forward to The Adjutant General of the Army, with his own recommendation as to final disposition of the colors, the original report of the organization commander. The colors will then be disposed of as ordered by the Secretary of War.

The silver bands authorized by paragraph 244, Army Regulations, will be forwarded when requisition has been approved directly to the adjutant general of the State selected as custodian of the colors.

(424.5, A. G. O.) BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAB:

FRANK MCINTYRE,

Major General, Acting Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: J. T. KERR,

Adjutant General.

WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1919

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