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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

I don't know a whole lot about dog tags but these don't have the notch so I'm assuming post war.  I picked them up because I have never seen LATTER DAY SAINT on a dog tag before.  I was wondering what "ER" in front of the 8 digit number stood for?

 

 

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

Yes tag is post war. Late 50’s early 60’s. He was a WWII vet based on serial number. ER stands for enlisted reserve.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

Yes tag is post war. Late 50’s early 60’s. He was a WWII vet based on serial number. ER stands for enlisted reserve.

Many thanks for this information.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

CD.....don't you have braddock's book?

ER = enlisted reserve incld. members of the enlisted personnel NG transferred from AUS, RA, NGUS



#5 Allan H.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:25 AM

In more modern times, I have seen some crazy things on dog tags worn by soldiers, especially when it comes to stated religion. I had a soldier who transferred to my unit from the infantry whose religion was listed as "pedestrian." I had another soldier who had "Satan Worshiper" on his. This was a couple of decades ago, so that got him a visit from the chaplain. He said he didn't believe in God, so he just put something on there that would cause a stir. Today, I'm sure nobody would look twice at that. There are even Satanic symbols on military headstones.

 

Other oddball things that I've found include "batpist" a misspelling of Baptist, a "1st Christian" instead of a simple "Christian" label (she went to the 1st Christian Church in her town), a tag that read "LADDER Day Saint," a "Druid," one "Mickey Mouse Cult," and one salute to the "Blue Oyster Cult."

 

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