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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The dog tags and bracelet didn't scan well but they are over 70 years old. The two cards and dog tags were my father in law's. The bracelet was his brother's. Unfortunately, his brother's bracelet is all that made it home. I have the original letter from the Department of Defense to his mother about the death and a picture of the cemetery in England where he was buried.

    Dog tags and bracelet both have the usual info but also give the next of kin full name and address. My question is when did they omit next of kin info on tags etc.

    The secret mission mentioned on the cards was that they were headed to the Philippines to take the islands back from Japan.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      If you click on the picture it should enlarge so you can read it.
    2. Militarist Militarist, 5 years ago
      In July of 1943 they quit putting next of kin information on the tags, to prevent the enemy from playing mind games.
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      A moving story. Thank you for sharing.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      Thanks Militarist, they both went in the service in 42 so that probably explains the info being on there.
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Thanks for sharing !!
    6. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Fascinating stuff. Thanks for posting. [;>)
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      That is most certainly a very moving story! Very nice display of sentimental WWII items. Thanks for sharing.
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      Thanks to all for the loves. The story and the memories only live on if they are shown and told. One brother was a First Sgt. and the other a pfc. Only the pfc came home. Both were very civic minded. I still have my father in laws fire badge he wore in 1937 fighting the fire in Lake Hurst, NJ when the Hindenburg crashed. He was almost 40 years a fireman and a local police officer. His wife a school teacher for 40 years. Unsung hero's just everyday people.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      There is a hazing or indoctrination card for the 1st time somebody on a ship crosses the equator and the International Time Zone (180 W.). Cards to prove the occasion are fairly common (But seldom saved).
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Wonderful items, thank you for sharing their story!
    11. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      blunderbuss2 - That is exactly what these cards are. My wife passed away last spring so I am slowly going through 4 generations of stuff stored here that hasn't been out of boxes in 40 years or more. Lots of old memory type stuff and some a bit more collectible like crystal and old Epiag Pastelle china.
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      What remembrances! Thank you for their service.
    13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Thanks to all for the loves and input. I recently ran across my father in law's bronze star which was also packed away. I never realized how much stuff is stored away here.

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