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Memorandum from Secretary of War Newton D. Baker and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

WAR DEPARTMENT

30 June 1918.      

     The following articles set forth a change in an agreement entered into by the Secretaries of War and Navy which will govern the Army and Navy in the transportation of the sick and wounded between the United States and France or England and the disposal of the remains of officers, enlisted men and civilian employees of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps who die between the United States and France or England, or in France.

ARTICLE 1.

Paragraph (d) Article 1, Agreement entered into by the Secretaries of War and Navy Departments, March 28th, 1918, in reference to transportation of the sick and wounded between the United States and France and England and the disposal of the remains of officers, enlisted men and civilians in the employ of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, who die between the United States and France or England, or in France, is hereby revoked and the following substituted therefor.

Paragraph (d) The Commanding General of American Expeditionary Forces will decide what class of patients and numbers of each he desires returned to the United States. He will ascertain the actual number of each class that can be accommodated on each vessel from the senior Naval Surgeon through the Commanding Officer of that vessel and will not exceed that number.

ARTICLE 11.

Enforcement.

          The War and Navy Departments will at once take the necessary steps to put the foregoing into effect.

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 30, 1918. NAVY DEPARTMENT,July 2,1918

Newton D. Baker               Josephus Daniels

Secretary of War.             Secretary of Navy.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

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