WWII VETS - were you ever re-issued dog-tags?
#41

Another response from Eric at the Office of History...

 

Marion,

 

This does confirm the quartermaster role. Interesting that the one document

does not refer to religion, which was put on the tags. I remember listening

to an oral history interview where a Jewish GI captured during the bulge

threw away his tags to conceal this, and was admonished by a fellow GI that

he had "broken a rule." Of course his reaction was there are more important

things to worry about at that point than rules. Whether throwing away the

tags did it or not, this fellow at least was never identified as Jewish.

 

-Eric

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#42

A very interesting story! I know how are important the rules in the army, but I am convinced that when it comes of life or death, there is no rule that applies...

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#43

Hi!! i have my Dad's originals he gave me 20yrs ago,to my knowledge there were no re-issue of these...

signed,Don Shearer

 

BTW, Don informed me his father recently passed away. His name was Dale D. Shearer. I will post a Farewell later today....

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#44
I still have the original. It says I live at 3811 Baring Street in Phila.. I am a Roman Catholic and My mother's name is Mildred.

 

36 Engineers are rugged......John Fallon II. Capt. USA Ret.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#45

From a member of the 101st Airborne

Hi, Marion!

 

Yes. I have two sets with minor differences, but I have no recollection when or where the second set was issued.

That's not much information. I hope it is of some help.

 

Don

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#46

Got another answer from a vet

No, Marion; I still had the original tags at the end of the war.

 

Joe Izzillo

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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