What information was on the dog tags the gis had to wear?

Answer Current issue dog tags state the soldier's name, Social Security number, blood type and religion. World War I tags included the GI's service number, year of last tetanus shot and blood type. The Wo... Read More »

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What information goes on military dog tags?

Military dog tags contain the soldier's last name on the top line, and his first name and middle initial on the second line. The soldier's social security number appears on the third, then his blo... Read More »

Do active duty soldiers wear red medical dog tags?

Military dog tags are aluminum or stainless steel. They include pertinent information including name, Social Security number, religion and medical conditions. Soldiers wear two tags at all times; o... Read More »

Are Coast Guard members allowed to wear name tags with full dress blues?

A name tag is not worn with full dress blues, according to the U.S. Coast Guard Uniform Regulations. Full dress blues is just one of six uniforms all personnel in the U.S. Coast Guard must have.Ref... Read More »

Why are army identification tags called dog tags?

The military's use of dog tags came surprisingly late in the history of American warfare. The dog tag is so named because of their obvious resemblance to the identification tags given to domesticat... Read More »