$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).
- The 1950s is when the Navy started stamping the information on lines 1, 3, and 5, leaving lines 2 and 4 blank.
- 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 picture above called Long Name Navy Format for 1950-1956).
- Service numbers are usually 7 digits long in the following format XXX XX XX. Dashes can be used instead of spaces.
- The year the tetanus shot was given to the soldier was not listed on Korea Era Navy dog tags.
- The choices for blood type during the Korea Era are: 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).
- The letters USN appear within the text of Korea Era Vietnam dog tags (see all pictures shown above).
- During this time period, the soldier’s information consistently appears on all dog tags, however the format of the text varies.
- 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.