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#1 gearup1940

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 08:58 PM

Picked up this set of dog tags at a market,  does anyone have any info on this veteran? thanks.  fullsizeoutput_1d2f.jpeg



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

Military serial#: 34740152 Enlisted: February 9, 1943 in Ft Benning Georgia Military branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:38 AM

They live in the city named for them. Thats great.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:24 AM

According to find a grave he was born in 1924 and died in 1957. His headstone indicates he was a PFC with Co F 364th Engineer General Service Regiment. With the extra name on the tag my guess is he had this one made for his wife as a keepsake as normal dog tags don't have a spouses name and hometown on them I have a couple like this that came with regular issue ones. Hope this helps.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:40 AM

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:40 AM

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:40 AM

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:46 AM

These are all the Goggins buried where Debiolus is buried.  Most likely all relatives.  Jim Goggins is his father.  The cemetery is one mile away from Goggins, GA.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:18 AM

According to find a grave he was born in 1924 and died in 1957. His headstone indicates he was a PFC with Co F 364th Engineer General Service Regiment. With the extra name on the tag my guess is he had this one made for his wife as a keepsake as normal dog tags don't have a spouses name and hometown on them I have a couple like this that came with regular issue ones. Hope this helps.


Actually, since it's an early dogtag, these included the NOK (Next of Kin) information....Parents names were often used as well....This was later dropped as the war progressed...Bodes

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:33 PM

According to find a grave he was born in 1924 and died in 1957. His headstone indicates he was a PFC with Co F 364th Engineer General Service Regiment. With the extra name on the tag my guess is he had this one made for his wife as a keepsake as normal dog tags don't have a spouses name and hometown on them I have a couple like this that came with regular issue ones. Hope this helps.


Early tags, as indicated above, contain NOK information. These were most definitely as-issued dogtags, not a keepsake for his wife.

It is not uncommon to find dogtag lots from the same vet that include the earlier NOK tags and the later style without the NOK info. In those cases the vet just had a new set issued later on. You see a similar situation with Navy tags and the early thumbprint and later non-thumbprint tags.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:18 PM

Thanks all!




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