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Deaths while a deserter or absent without leave. Originals of documents on Army and Army-sponsored cases will be sent to this file. Provide military burial honors in their geographic area of responsibility AOR for persons as prescribed by AR —.

Additional procedures to ensure integrity and safe shipment of remains will be at the discretion of the arr commander. Operation of Army mortuary facilities.

Once disposition of remains is completed at U. Outside an Army installation.

When deaths occur outside the United States, procedures followed should be under local laws and, if applicable, status of forces agreements. If the mortician must travel to the place of death to perform normal duties, per diem and transportation charges will not be charged.

Reprocessing services, casket, and shipping container will be provided by the contract funeral director or port mortuary officer. Dependents of military personnel. Jurisdiction of civil authorities within the United States.

AR 638-2 Care and Disposition of Remains and Disposition of Personal Effects

Remains of personnel for which DA is responsible will be cared for with utmost respect in keeping with the highest. The inscription for theater deaths will be completed on four lines and will include first name, middle initial, last. The United States has only a possessory interest in the property it occupies. ROTC Cadets are not authorized mortuary affairs benefits while participating in, or traveling to or from classes or. Cremation will no longer be performed in a mortuary operated by a military Service or through a funeral home or crematory under contract with a military Service.


Photographing of remains under jurisdiction of the Army is prohibited unless authorized for official use such as congressional inquiries, criminal investigations, autopsy, and identification processing.

Current deaths non-theater deaths. While in a travel status away from his or her official station within the United States at the time of death.

A civilian internee is a civilian who is interned during armed conflict or occupation for security reasons or for protection or because he has committed an offense against the detaining power. List of mortuary supplies and equipment, page Department of the Army. Chapters 9, 11, 12, 13 7, Indigent persons are those persons who die while on an Army installation or other Army facility and whose remains are unclaimed and refused for disposition by local civil authorities.

Amounts recovered for mortuary affairs expenses will be deposited into the U. Inter individually or inter as part of the group as directed by the NOK. The specified hat to be worn will be the beret with all uniforms, unless otherwise specified arr the unit or the PADD.

Military prisoner, other than enemy prisoner of war EPW or interned enemy alien see para 2—9.

An interment allowance is authorized to assist the PADD with defraying costs of funeral. These expenses will be handled in the same manner as stated in paragraph 3—9 c 1. Mortuary affairs benefits for military personnel are located in table 2—1. When an unusual delay has occurred in obtaining disposition instructions from the PADD and further delay will prevent proper preservation of remains, the CAC will authorize immediate embalming of those remains. When remains are too large to fit into an oversize casket, purchase of a larger casket is authorized for deceased entitled to a casket at U.


Police escorts when required by 6638-2 laws. Communicating with the person authorized to direct disposition of remains.

AR Army Mortuary Affairs Program

Chapel or religious facility, appropriate facility for funeral services. Chapters 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, Such relationships are important when the death of a Soldier occurs off the military installation or in a foreign country. Travel and transportation allowances include travel and per diem for one day to attend the dignified transfer of remains at DAFB for the PNOK and two other Family members.

The NGB funds will be used to reimburse secondary care and transportation expenses occurring after the remains arrive at the receiving funeral home. Step-siblings are not eligible to direct disposition of remains.

Chapters 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 6, The bag will be heat sealed or sealed with plastic tape. When Army or Army-sponsored remains are initially prepared in an Army mortuary outside the United States and are reprocessed 638–2 a port mortuary in the United States, the reprocessing activity at the port mortuary will send Commander, U.

Air Force contractthe lesser of the current maximum primary allowance or the cost the U. One visitation, not to exceed 2 hours, is authorized. Individual deceased personnel file. 368-2 expense or all on a reimbursable basis.