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From: "Joyce Stevens" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Lest We Forget
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:52:13 -0500

My dog tags are metal and have a notch at the end. The tags were issued in
pairs. One was left in the jaw of the deceased on the battlefield, teeth
fitted into the notch and the jaw then closed. The other was picked up by
the medic and returned to an appropriate place for identification. Unknowns
were almost nonexistent once this practice began.
Dog tags were nicknamed thus because they do resemble the licenses dogs
-----Original Message-----
From: Larry & Brenda Ayres <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 10:40 AM
Subject: [ONT] Lest We Forget

>This is a bit off the genealogy topic but I just received my father's
>dog tags from the second world war and was wondering if anyone knew
>where the name "dog tags" came to be. I would also like to know the
>material they were most commonly made of. I had always thought they
>were metal but the ones I have are leather.
>Hope you have a good day,
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