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It may contain two copies of the information and be designed to break easily into two pieces. A persistent rumor is that debossed (imprinted with stamped in letters) dog tags were issued from World War II till the end of the Vietnam War and that currently the U. Armed Forces is issuing embossed (imprinted with raised letters) dog tags. The military issued 95% of their identification tags up until recently (within the past 10 years) with debossed text.This allows half the tag to be collected for notification while the other half remains with the body when battle conditions do not allow the casualty to be immediately recovered. One is worn on a long chain around the neck; the second on a much smaller chain attached to the first chain. The During World War II, a dog tag could indicate only one of three religions through the inclusion of one letter: "P" for Protestant, "C" for Catholic, or "H" for Jewish (from the word, "Hebrew"), or (according to at least one source) "NO" to indicate no religious preference.20 December 1906 official stocklist number adopted in 1943. In 1942, the first tag is to be suspended on a necklace 25 inches in length, while the second tag is to be fixed to a separate necklace extension not further than 2 ½ inches under the first one – first models of tag holders were in cotton, plastic, nylon, rayon, the official “double-J” metal necklace was only introduced in 1943 (with hooks & catches) the bead type (initially sold at PXs) quickly became very popular and available in case of loss and gradually replaced the 1943 issue, it was made out of 2 lengths of stainless steel, of approximately respectively 28 inches and 6 inches in length, easy and practical for general use.TAG 2” X 1 1/8” official dimensions: 2 inches (long) x 1 1/8 inches (wide) x 0.025 inches (thick).
Dog tags are usually fabricated from a corrosion-resistant metal or alloy such as aluminum, monel or stainless-steel, although during war-time they have been made from whatever metals were available.DIAMONDS" dog tag is example of etched marking and the data are marked in USN manner ( see U. There's a relatively simple process you can use to emulate that today with repro tags...I didn't cover mine with an adequate amount of paint so they not only etched my print but mussed up the stamping, I'll have to give it another shot later. I still wear rubber borders on my current tags, and had a complete plastic cover for the one's I had in the Corps.CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. President Moon’s parents were able to flee to safety after the Marines drove the enemy back, allowing the Hungnam Evacuation of 1950.
I do believe that his service was in the mid 1940's. My Grandfather died a couple of years ago and I found his dog tags today.