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#1 otter42

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:05 AM

Was just given these Korean era tags. They belonged to a local man, haven't found if he is still alive. He is/was an artist. What has me stumped is the "Y" in the religion section. Thanks for the help, Ken

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#2 Allan H.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:38 AM

Although you will normally find a Jewish soldier's tag marked with an "H" for "Hebrew" or a "J" for "Jewish," you will occasionally find them marked "Y" for "Yiddish." Obviously, Yiddish, is a language rather than a religion, but it is often equated with "Jewish German" and most likely the reason that trooper "Gelder" was identified as such.

 

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:54 AM

Although you will normally find a Jewish soldier's tag marked with an "H" for "Hebrew" or a "J" for "Jewish," you will occasionally find them marked "Y" for "Yiddish." Obviously, Yiddish, is a language rather than a religion, but it is often equated with "Jewish German" and most likely the reason that trooper "Gelder" was identified as such.

 

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Damn interesting fact Allan- I have seen it once before myself on a WW2 tag

 

I was going to say "Y" was for "Yankee"  :)



#4 otter42

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:19 AM

Wow, that is really awesome, thanks so much for the ID.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:23 AM

I spent some time on a kibbutz in Israel, and the lady that ran our store would speak in Yiddish. Thanks Allen!
Ken

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:52 AM

I thought it was for 'Y are we here?'



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 10:26 AM

Ok, next we will be singing the Mickey mouse theme song! "Y, because we like you!"... good one Brig.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:05 PM

The blood type is just an "A".  Would this have been assumed to be "A-Pos"  or did someone make a mistake and leave out the POS or NEG indicator?



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 05:38 PM

The blood type is just an "A".  Would this have been assumed to be "A-Pos"  or did someone make a mistake and leave out the POS or NEG indicator?

KW dog togs dont have the positive or negative indicators, to my knowledge anyway. Weird isnt it?


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