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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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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.

 

Allan

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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.

 

Allan

 

 

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

 

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

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Wow, that is really awesome, thanks so much for the ID.

Ken


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



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

Ken


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



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

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


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



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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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