Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in sections 1 to 3 of act Aug. 1, 1947, ch. 426, 61 Stat. 710, which were classified to sections 182a to 182c of former Title 36, Patriotic Societies and Observances, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–534, § 2, Aug. 11, 1966, 80 Stat. 345.


2019—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 116–92, § 581(a)(1), struck out “widows, parents, and” after “identify” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 116–92, § 581(a)(2), substituted “each” for “the widow and to each parent and”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 116–92, § 581(b), substituted “and without cost.” for “and payment of an amount sufficient to cover the cost of manufacture and distribution.”

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 116–92, § 581(a)(3), added par. (1), redesignated pars. (5) to (8) as (2) to (5), respectively, and struck out former pars. (1), (2), (3), and (4) which defined “widow”, “parents”, “next of kin”, and “children”, respectively.

1993—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–160, § 1143(a), struck out “of the United States” after “armed forces” in introductory provisions, redesignated cls. (i) to (iii) of par. (2) as subpars. (A) to (C), respectively, and added par. (3).

Subsec. (d)(7), (8). Pub. L. 103–160, § 1143(b), added pars. (7) and (8).

1987—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100–26 substituted colon for dash at end of introductory provisions, inserted “The term” in each par., and substituted periods for semicolons in pars. (1) to (4) and period for “; and” in par. (5).

1983—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98–94 substituted “who” for “Who”.