Australia in WW2
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What are dog tags used for?

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June 03, 2010 5:12AM

Dog tags are two plates measure about two inches long containing the service member name, soc sec number, blood type and religion. They are used to identify the service member when he is not able to identify himself. In combat, one is hanged by the neck and the other one is placed in the boot ties.