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WWII Hero's Dog Tag Will Finally Return Home

Found on Saipan in 2014, it will likely go to a nephew

(Newser) - Dorothy Hollingsworth was just 7 when her brother Tom left the family farm in Indiana to join the Army a few months before the US entered World War II. She never saw him again. Now, more than 70 years after Pfc. Thomas E. Davis was killed in one of the... More »

Army Making Rare Change to Its Iconic Dog Tags

It's the first alteration to the tags in 40 years

(Newser) - For soldiers, a dog tag "individualizes the human being who wears it, despite his or her role as a small part of a huge and faceless organization," CNN quotes the Library of Congress as saying. But few citizens probably realize the danger dogs tags can put soldiers in.... More »

New Clue in 70-Year-Old Mystery: Dog Tags

Japanese group uncovers those belonging to US soldier missing since 1944

(Newser) - It's a clue uncovered in a cave on a Pacific Island, and an 81-year-old Florida man believes it may put an end to a World War II mystery that's troubled him for some 70 years: the fate of his uncle, Army Private Bernard Gavrin, who was declared MIA... More »

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