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US in WW2

What is a World War 2 metal bracelet with a soldier's name and serial number on it?

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May 10, 2008 8:23PM

This sounds like a privately made item, that would have been a gift to a man going overseas, from his family or girlfriend. Sounds more like something the girl friend would have worn. The soldier would have kept something with her name or picture. My father was issued a sterling-silver identification bracelet by the Army, with his name, rank and serial number inscribed across the front. He also was issued the standard "dog tags" and was an infantry Captain with the 5th Army. I don't believe the US Army has ever issued any personal jewelry. Something like this would be purchased at the post exchange.