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584 (1) surplus obsolete small arms and ammunition and equipment for them, to any patriotic organization for military purposes; and (2) surplus obsolete brass or bronze cannons, carriages, and cannon balls, for public parks, public buildings, and soldiers' monuments. § 9685. Obsolete ordnance: loan to educational institutions and State soldiers' and sailors' orphans' homes (a) Upon the recommendation of the Governor of the State or Territory concerned, the Secretary of the Air Force, under regulations to be prescribed by him and without cost to the United States for transportation, may lend obsolete ordnance and ordnance stores to State and Territorial educational institutions and to State soldiers' and sailors' orphans' homes, for drill and instruction. However, no loan may be made under this subsection to an institution to which ordnance or ordnance stores may be issued under any law that was in effect on June 30, 1906, and is still in effect. (b) The Secretary shall require a bond from each institution or home to which property is lent under subsection (a), in double the value of the property lent, for the care and safekeeping of that property and, except for property properly expended, for its return when required. § 9686. Obsolete ordnance: gift to State homes for soldiers and sailors Subject to regulations under section 486 of title 40, the Secretary of the Air Force may give not more than two obsolete bronze or iron cannons suitable for firing salutes to any home for soldiers or sailors established and maintained under State authority. CHAPTER 945.—INQUESTS; DISPOSITION OF EFFECTS OF DECEASED PERSONS Sec.

9711. Inquests. 9712. Disposition of effects of deceased persons by sunamary court-martial. 9713. Disposition of effects of deceased persons by Soldiers' Home.

§ 9711. Inquests (a) When a person is found dead under circumstances that require investigation, at a place garrisoned by the Air Force and under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, the commanding officer shall direct a summary court-martiul to investigate the circumstances of the death. (b) In conducting an investigation under subsection (a), the summary court-martial may summon witnesses and examine them upon oath. (c) The summary court-martial shall promptly submit to the commanding officer a report of the investigation and findings as to the cause of death.