$16.99 US Dollars
One set of Dog Tags includes:
2 Indent Stamped, Notched Stainless Steel Tags
1 Stainless Steel 27″ chain, Made in the USA
1 Stainless Steel 5.5″ chain, Made in the USA
2 Black Silencers
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- Korea Era dog tags were Notched and are only available in Traditional Stainless Steel. The notch is finished with the rolled edge.
- We automatically use Indent text (letters are stamped downward, military standard) on Korea Era dog tags. If you prefer another text option, please note it in the Comments.
- There are no lower case letters. All text stamped with upper case letters (military standard).
- Last name is usually stamped first, followed by a comma, then one space, then the first name, then one space, middle initial, followed by a period. Does vary. Sometimes there is no comma, sometimes there is no period after the middle initial, sometimes both. If the last name and first name are too long, the first name and middle initial can be moved to line 2 (see one picture above).
- Service numbers beginning with RA represents a volunteer. Service numbers beginning with US represents a draftee. 50% of the time there is a space or dash between the RA or US and the number and 50% of the time there is no space . Generally, there are no dashes or spaces within the service number itself.
- The year the tetanus shot was given to the soldier is listed after a “T”. It’s usually the same year the soldier enters military service. Usually, it is shown as TXX (no space after the T) but can be T XX (one space after the T) or T-XX (a dash after the T). Up until 1951, a booster shot for tetanus was given one year later which is shown on the dog tags (see one picture above).
- The choices for blood type during the Korea Era: A, B, AB or O . The Rh factor of POS or NEG was NOT included.
- The choices for religious preference were designated by the single letter C, P, or H. C (Catholic), P (Protestant) and H (Jewish). Those were the only choices. The inclusion of different religious choices and the writing of the complete word does not appear until 1956 (see one picture above).
- Don’t worry about having the exact format. The data presented here was taken from actual dog tags that we have seen. As long as you have the above stated information, your dog tags will be extremely close. Also, the years stated are general guidelines. Your actual unit’s dog tags may vary earlier or later.