The Armed Forces History Museum describes current military dog tags as listing a service member's last name, first name, middle initial, serial or Social Security number, blood typ...
This article is about identification tags worn by military personnel. For the
identifying tag worn by pets, see Pet tag. For other uses, see Dog tag (
It was during the Civil War that soldiers first found the need for some kind of ... the
Notched dog tag was discontinued and replaced with the tag that is used ...
Eventually small wooden or metal discs were used and referred to as "dog tags"
... Dogs wore similar identification tags, so it wasn't long before soldiers began ...
The Army Regulations of 1913 made identification tags mandatory, and by 1917,
... by the oblong shape familiar to us today, generally referred to as "dog tags." ...
The machine used at this time doesn't require a notch to hold he blank in place, ...
Not a fan of Wikipedia. ... I will use a naval history source. The answer applies
across all military branches. The use of the name "dog tags" goes ...
Aug 2, 2007 ... Did dog tags used to have notches so they could be wedged between the teeth of
Jan 25, 2013 ... An answer to the problem of unknown fallen soldiers.
Hopefully, NO ONE uses them. When I explain what they are, and what they are
used for, you will see why. Dog tags are a form of Identification of a soldier t...
A short military dog tags history, from their beginnings in the Civil War, ... The
truth of the matter is that the notch on the dog tag was used to position and align