Finally got one!
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:22 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:44 PM
I know that Graves Registration would take fingerprints of KIA that were disfigured beyond recognition. I suppose having a thumprint on the dogtags to compare with would be helpful. Maybe this was before fingerprints became part of the normal information collected for all soldiers/sailors.
That's right, I recall it's mentioned in one of the Pacific episodes of the early 70s documentery series The World At War, even showed footage of Marines doing this, on either Peleliu or Iwo holding a dead man's hand and looking at his fingertips and holding in the other a tag.
Also, our thank's to Mars&Thunder for posting the etiching method.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:08 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:58 AM
Thanks, I do have a couple Oki-vet tags but was looking for some who were more boots on the ground. I have one coming in today from a Marine attached to the V Amphibious Corps, I believe he landed on Iwo. Pics to come
nice tags with great history glad you were able to win this one unlike the okinawa marine vets tags
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:24 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users