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WWI 53rd Infantry (Sight Seeing Sixth Division) Dogtag - With A Story


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#1 AustinO

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:03 PM

I bought a handful of WWI tags from a local collector here recently, and will do OK on them - but this one will be a keeper for me.  A Minnesotan, with additional research potential (state service records etc).  What tipped me off first, was this notation on the back of his WWII "Old Man" draft registration: 

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The front of the tag, back has a 440,000 serial number:

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:04 PM

I found him on a “wounded, severely” list soon after. 

 

After quite a bit of digging today, found the account of his wounding in his own words.  This is why I collect WWI tags, because they were there in the action:

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

Wow great tag and story!


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