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Some of mine.Army-last W.W.1 tag is to a 1st.Lt. 109 Inf.,next W.W.2 is named to Helen Heydt,first 2 sets in second row are to same guy. 1 set is the early type with his home address.

U.S.M.C./U.S.M.C.R./U.S.N.R.-W.W.1 U.S.M.C.,2 W.W.2 U.S.M.C.R. and 2 W.W.2 U.S.N.R. Rich A.

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Hi Daan,

 

Nice early dogtags!!

 

FYI: I found some info on the first one's owner

 

Name WILLIAM J DITTY

Birth05 Mar 1910

Death 22 Aug 1999

Last Residence(V) 18067 (Northampton, Northampton, PA)

SSN (172-01-3419 )

Issued Pennsylvania

 

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Carl

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Hi All,

 

I believe these come from a 2nd Infantry Division guy, but couldn't even get a basic hit on NARA.

 

I would truly love to confirm that he was 2nd Infantry Division. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Regards

 

Allan

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Here is a set my dad had along with a good "Dog Tags" link.

 

http://home.att.net/~steinert/us_army_ww2_dog_tags.htm

 

Greg

 

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Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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Hi Carl,

 

Thanks but i allready had that information, i meant that i don't know in what unit he was in, in what campaigns he took part, etc. Maybe it helps if i send a Form180.

 

Regards Daan

 

FYI: I found some info on the first one's owner

 

Name WILLIAM J DITTY

Birth05 Mar 1910

Death 22 Aug 1999

Last Residence(V) 18067 (Northampton, Northampton, PA)

SSN (172-01-3419 )

Issued Pennsylvania

 

Friendly regards

Carl

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The following is a set of dog tags I bought at an estate sell a couple of years ago. I got several other items as well. From the paperwork I determined the GI was the Company Clerk. This is a guess but I think he may have been the one that made the dog tags. It looks like everytime there was a change in the tags he made one for himself and kept all of them. I have tried to put them in a logical order. Any comments are welcome.

 

The first item is an Addressograph Name Plate that was used for personnel records. I also got a so-so impression from it.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY

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This topic could almost be posted anywhere, but I thought this was a good spot for it since without your dogtags, you could be considered " out of uniform ".

 

If you have dogtags that are interesting or you just want to " show them off " put em here! We would love to see them.

 

 

Here is my first contribution :

 

This dogtag belonged to Col. Henry Mucci of the 6th Army Rangers . His unit liberated the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines during WWII. Their actions were imortalized in the book " GHOST SOLDIERS " and in the movie " THE GREAT RAID " . This tag came from Mucci's estate sale in Florida after he died not long ago. The leather thong is original to the tag .

 

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Dogtag to Major ( Later Lt General ) Reginald H. Ridgely of the 4th Marines . He was captured on Corregidor and spent 3 1/2 years in a POW camp. This tag was obtained from the estate of a Chaplain who was in the same camp. I dont know how he ended up with the tag.

 

I corresponded with Ridgely's grandson and the family still has the other matching tag!!!

 

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WWII US Army dogtag and German Stalag XIIA dogtag to PFC William Valiant who served with the 377th Infantry , 95th Division . He was captured 11/14/44 and spent the rest of the war as a POW.

 

 

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Hi kastauffer, thanks for starting this dogtag loop, here is a pair from my collection. They belonged to Jack L. Schall, #475766, USMCR, 12/42, whats really neat about them is the etched thumbprint on the reverse of both tags. The brass coin is a five cent token from the post exchange at Corregidor, obviously this is pre take-over by the Japanese. Sorry to say I know nothing of the history of Mr Schall or the tags. Cheers ( Lewis )

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I do not have these in my collection. The grouping was broken up and I have the vets diary. If any of you guys have these and want to work out a trade or sell them outright, let me know!

 

The veterans name is Willis Dietrich and he was a chauffer with the 98TH AERO SQUADRON. It is interesting that there are two different squadrons shown and he winds up in a third.

 

 

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Technically not a dog tag, but an interesting item nonetheless.

 

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The engraving reads:

 

Samuel F. Jones

Captain

MC USR

AEF

 

I've made an initial attempt at research, but no luck so far.

 

Bill

Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Technically not a dog tag, but an interesting item nonetheless.

 

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The engraving reads:

 

Samuel F. Jones

Captain

MC USR

AEF

 

I've made an initial attempt at research, but no luck so far.

 

Bill

 

I strongly recommend you fellows obtain a copy of Paul Braddock's book on the subject. I think they are in the $20-25 range, plus postage. He'll gladly autograph it to you. Contact him at idtagspfb@netscape.com.

 

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Here is my Great Uncles dog tags from WWII. We called him Uncle Andy for some reason and Andy is not even in his name anywheres. I have these in a rotating plexyglas case with his field knife, EIB, Infantry collar disc, and compass. I have his patch somewhere also but have to find it.

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Here's a set of WW2 Marine tags on what I think is the remnants of the original wire plastic type cord. I picked the tags up at a local gunshow here in Ohio and don't know anything about the soldier.

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Here is a tag from a young sailor named Clarence Hurst. He entered the service in June 1918 and only lived another 7 months. Sadly he died of pneumonia at Great Lakes in Jan 29, 1919.

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Here is a set of tags to a WW1 nurse who served with the AEF in France. I have her 400 picture photo album which documents her service fairly well.

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And a set of tags to a Company K, 332nd Infantry Regiment soldier who served in Italy during WWI. It came with the red-white-blue cord. I have a second set of tags to another 332nd soldier that also has the same type cord.

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hello/bonjour.

my ID Tag collection WWI. 'to find' in sailliant st Mihiel sector (south).

@+ solcarlus

 

all the 105 th TMB - 30 th DI (USNG)

 

 

WOW!!!! Were all the tags found together?? I wonder if they were discarded as a group , when regulations in the AEF dictated that the soldiers unit was not supposed to be on their dogtags.

 

Kurt

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