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Hi,

Here's my latest fin in a flea market.

It's a 2,2 inches aluminium plate.

engraved 762 149 th FA USA.

I suppose it's a horse identification tag but I found nothing in my books...what do you think ?

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Probably not a horse ID tag. Military horses were identified by their "preston Brand" on the top of the neck (crest) just below the mane. A series of letters and numbers about 3" high it identified the animal and corresponded to its complete records. Prior to that they could be branded on their feet, but the problem with tagging a horse is that any tag can come off and a permanant marking is preferred. I read about a mule captured in Korea in '51 who had a preston brand. The records were checked and this mule had been brought over and used in the CBI in WWII and left, wound up in the Chinese army and then was used in Korea, but because he was branded, his history could be found. I think you tag was for some other kind of durable equiptment, either harness or ordnance, but I'm not sure what.

Tom Bowers

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Horse ID tags look like this...

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Hi,

Here's my latest fin in a flea market.

It's a 2,2 inches aluminium plate.

engraved 762 149 th FA USA.

I suppose it's a horse identification tag but I found nothing in my books...what do you think ?

Could have been attached to keys that were used to keep some item of the Field Arty under lock and key.

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Why is this pinned?

 

 

I think it was pinned by mistake while moving it several years ago.

 

RC

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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