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Posted 2 years ago

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Manikin
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These were my step dads dog tags found in his wood box he kept all his military stuff in. He never opened it until just before he died . It stayed nailed shut . There were some amazing war relics in there that I got rid of including a Germany scarf type of cloth with instructions on how to medically treat soldiers in the field. With drawings of men and their injuries . Wish I still had that but I gave it to a Nice Dr years ago for history in medicine.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Looks like the same number.

    "RA" just means he was regular Army instead of a National Guard or Draftee.

    The 1946 date on his dog tags represents a Tetanus immunization and coincides with archive records of 1946 enlistment.

    Scott
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    wow thanks Scott and AR I am learning alot today ! I appreciate it
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kerry ,mrmaj and walksoft ,packrat,stepback,petey,AR,bratjdd and scott!
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    As you enjoy these, you should be happy and appreciate the fact that they were never used for the intended purpose.

    Thank you for sharing them. Mine are locked away also.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you fhrj ! I agree . When our son was in Iraq I had the scare of my life . Little did I know when 2 Army men showed up at my door in official clothes I think I almost couldn't move . As it turns out they were looking for someone else but it rattled me to the bones .
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you tlmbaran,and ttom ! :-)
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you official !
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    I wear my old 1960's dog-tags when things are not so good to remind me that things can be worse.
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Hi Blunder were you in Nam ?
    Kevin I would take along a lot more to get me on a roller coaster . Like maybe 2 medics and God . That was nice you had a set made for your daughter . I am still looking for Bio dads tags I thought I had them . He was Navy like you .
    I didn't get back to you on antique road show post sorry I missed it but I always thought it became to commercial and I see some of the appraisals and wonder what market the experts are referring to . To bad they couldn't offer some help on your items but then you know they just didn't know anymore than you :-) I have seen people post dolls appraised for 2000.00 by so and so . They are reproductions or so common they are worth 20 dollars but try and convince them they believe the so called experts they went to . Baffles me who can stick up a sign as a appraiser ? Hope you at least got to see some good things and was nice you could help out some of the others at show .
  10. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Mani, We do have several things in common. My dad was also in WWII. For some reason he never talked much about his time in war. (8yrs.) I know that he spent a year in a army hospital, not from being shot but he got very sick. The only thing I know he still has his gun. He is 92 years old and still lives in Florida. Kathy
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I have a recording of step dad who passed away several years ago at near 90 . he was interviewed on war and talked alot about men that had break downs in field , It was a tough war to be sure . Hopefully he will tell his story for history Kathy .
    I had 2 step dads as my Father passed away young , my Mom remarried a family friend of both of theirs and he died 6 mo later it was awful time for her . Several years later she re married another WWII vet who was the secretary for General Patton . He told his story on cd .
  12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Hadn't thought of that use. Guess I should wear mine every night as I have been known to visit some seedy places. But still remembering that, On the 8th day, God created 9 m/m. I had rather it be somebody else's body being identified!
  13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    No Manikin, thank God. Got the ole APO & then held back. Been shot & shot at in other countries but too long of a story as I've been out of the States for 39 yrs.
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I agree Kevin my step dad was interviewed by a vet and opened up more to him .
  15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    My response to the "Talk to a Vet", is that they have some truely insiteful stories to tell, but keep in mind. Some of them are like me,"Not quite right". Maybe I should leave that part out, lol. Have a great day Mani and Kevin. ;-)
  16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin, I agreeI was never right, but that's what make life fun. :-)
  17. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Oh oh married to a marine here :-) LOL
    hey Kerry would you email me it has nothing to do with CW
    Manikin1234@aol.com
  18. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Done , it's been sent Mani
  19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    I agree with the "they can't understand". I've been in 3 revolutions(involved in 2 "free-lance") including C. Amer. in the 80's. It's never nice & the people never seem to understand that afterwards, things don't get better for usually yrs. & sometimes never because there is always some prick just as bad or worse to fill in the emptied position. I still can't watch any show about monkeys because of those damned Howlers in the jungle!
  20. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Don't know the object of your poste, but it shows a lack of knowledge of how the states orders things to be done these days. Things are behind me now & a lot of "approved" things I saw still scare me. many things I know & saw, would not be believed & I would be regarded as a lunatic & probably become a target(again). When we ousted the communist gov't in the 70's in Jamaica, my name was on the list of over 800 to be killed. Since I worked under a code, the U.S. may have leaked my name & I wouldn't doubt it as I defended friends over their policy. In international politics, Everything is dirty! Friends mean more than policy to me which made me a wild card. Central Amer. was even dirtier.
    I prefer to drop this inquiry. You weren't there & would never understand day by day decisions. I think I was right & that's all that matters to me & yes, I've been forced to do things I am not proud of. It's easy to make decisions over a person's life, if you don't know them.
    I'm old now & prefer to forget, but that wish never comes.
  21. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    thank you Kathycat and Kerry :-)

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