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Executive Order 9873--Transferring to the American Battle Monuments Commission the functions of the War Department pertaining to the administration of the Mexico City National Cemetery

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 9873 of July 16, 1947, appear at 12 FR 4777, 3 CFR, 1943-1948 Comp., p. 657, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 12 of the act of March 4, 1923, as amended by the act of June 26, 1946, 60 Stat. 318, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1. All functions of administration pertaining to the Mexico City National Cemetery, located in Mexico, Calazada, Molchor Ocampo 31, Mexico, DF, now vested in or exercised by the War Department,1 together with the field civilian personnel, records, supplies, equipment, and property of every kind pertaining thereto, are hereby transferred from the War Department to the American Battle Monuments Commission.

2. The unexpended balances of appropriations or allotments of appropriations which are now, or may become, available to the War Department for the performance of the functions transferred by this order shall be transferred to the American Battle Monuments Commission to such extent as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may deem necessary.

[Para. 2 amended by EO 12608 of Sept. 9, 1987, 52 FR 34617, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 245]

1Editorial note: The three military departments (Army, Navy, including Naval Aviation and the U.S. Marine Corps, and Air Force) of the War Department were reorganized under the National Military Establishment pursuant to the National Security Act of 1947, approved July 26, 1947 (61 Stat. 495, 5 U.S.C. 171). The National Military Establishment was designated as the Department of Defense by the National Security Act Amendment of 1949 (63 Stat. 579, 5 U.S.C. 171).