Monday, September 21, 2009

A Small Oblong Plate of Stainless Steel

A great story in The Galveston Daily News about how a US Army vet from the Vietnam War era was reunited with a lost dog tag.

I still have my dog tags from the Navy, kept in a safe place away from all harm. Those, my seabag and my ditty bag are all I have left from Navy boot camp.

I remember reading one time that one of the services (Air Force, I think, or perhaps the Army) gives a ribbon to those who make it through boot camp. I always thought that your dogs tags were all that you needed to prove you made it through boot camp, myself.

I had a duplicate set made up for those rare occasions that I desire to wear them again, with my religious affilitation changed from "Roman Cath" to "Atheist."

1 comment:

Barco Sin Vela II said...

I had a set that read, "Reformed Druid"