I picked these up at the monthly flea market held at a rural fairgrounds close to me here in Ohio. They didn't cost much so the decision was easy. This is the first set I have owned that had one of the square tags. I asked the seller if he had any history on the guy or where the guy was from but unfortunately he did not.
A couple of things lead me to the conclusion this might possibly have belonged to a First Division soldier: 1.) First the obvious. A square tag that most likely was issued to a soldier who came over to France early and we now the First Division came over early; 2.) A low serial number. I think the First Division infantry guys were issued very low serial numbers under 100,000; 3.) The tag has the infantry designation with the number "pinged" out. I can make out Company "A" but I can't quite make out the regiment. I think it is a two digit regiment based on the limited space between the "A" and Infantry. I can almost make out the ghost of the numbers "28" but can't say for sure.
Does anyone have any thoughts about these tags?
Edited by kfields, 06 September 2016 - 04:26 PM.