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114 §1484. Pensioners, indigrent patients, and persons who die on military reservations I f proper disposition of the remains cannot otherwise be made, the Secretary concerned may provide for the care and disposition of the remains of pensioners and indigent patients who die in hospitals operated by his department and of persons who die on the military reservations of that department and, incident thereto, pay the necessary expenses of— (1) notification to the next of kin or other appropriate person; (2) preparation of the remains for burial, including cremation; (3) furnishing of clothing; (4) furnishing of a casket or urn, or both, with outside box; (/)) transportation of the remains to a cemetery selected by the Secretary; and (6) interment of the remains. § 1485. Dependents of members of armed forces; death while outside United States (a) The Secretary concerned may provide for, and pay the necessary expenses of, transporting the remains of any dependent of a member of an armed force under his jurisdiction who is on active duty at a place outside the United States, if the dependent dies while residing with that member or while traveling to or from that place. Transportation of remains under this section may be made to the home of the decedent or to any other place that the Secretary determines to be the appropriate place of interment. (b) The Secretary may furnish mortuary services and supplies, on a reimbursable basis, for persons covered by subsection (a), if (1) that action is practicable, and (2) local commercial mortuary services and supplies are not available or the Secretary believes that their cost is prohibitive. (c) Reimbursement for mortuary services and supplies furnished under this section shall be collected and credited to appropriations available, at the time of reimbursement, for those services and supplies. § 1486. Other citizens of United States (a) If local commercial mortuary services and supplies are not available, or if he believes that their cost is prohibitive, the Secretary concerned may furnish those services and supplies on a reimbursable basis in the case of any of the following citizens of the United States who die outside the United States: (1) Any employee of a humanitarian agency accredited to the armed forces, such as the American Red Cross and the United Services Organization. (2) Any civilian performing a service directly for the Secretary because of employment by an agency under a contract with the Secretary. (3) Any officer or member of a crew of a merchant vessel operated by or for the United States through the Secretary. (4) Any person who is on duty with an armed force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary and who is paid from non-appropriated funds.