The provisions of sections 763
See References in Text note below.
and 763a–1 of this title shall not apply to persons of the Coast Guard other than officers and employees of the former Lighthouse Service who, on June 30, 1939
, met the requirements for retirement (except those relating to age and period of service) of said sections.
[June 6, 1940, ch. 257, § 7], [54 Stat. 247].)