(1) Recovery, and identification of remains.
(2) Request to next of kin for disposition instructions.
(3) Preparation, encasement, and inspection of remains.
(4) Provision of clothing, insignia and other items, as required; and a flag of
the United States, when authorized.
(6) Transportation of remains.
(7) Arrangement for and instruction of escorts to accompany remains to
place selected by next of kin.
(9) Evaluation of claims for memorial services, funeral, and/or interment
(10) Inventory and disposition of personal effects.
b. Recovery. Recovery consists of search, recovery, segregation, and
identification of remains. The installation commander nearest the place of death is
responsible for the search, recovery, and identification. Disposition of the remains is
explained in table 6-1.
(1) In a major accident, a systematic search is done prior to the recovery
operations. The area of the accident is searched to locate all remains and all personal
(2) In a major accident with multiple remains segregation and identification of
casualties is accomplished through systematic procedures for recovering and removing
the remains. Remains are placed in a human remains pouch or securely wrapped in a
shelter half, mattress cover or blanket and tagged with a recovery number. The
recovery number is retained as a temporary designation pending final identification.
(3) There are no specific limitations on the amount of money which can be
expended to search for, recover, and identify eligible deceased personnel. However,
services are obtained at minimum expense consistent with the best interest of the