Put on this Metal Dog Tag Necklace and you can be a soldier's sweetheart, given one of his two tags as a keepsake. Or, put on two tags and you become the soldier himself. Soldiers traditionally carried two tags at once so that if something happened to them, one tag could be left to identify the body while the other was carried home. If you feel like that final touch of authenticity has been missing from your military costume, this bit of jingle around your neck is just what the general ordered.
The very first dog tags were simply bits of paper pinned to soldiers' uniforms, or wood identification discs worn on a string around the neck. Metal identification tags were made mandatory for combat soldiers in 1913, but it wasn't until World War II that dog tags shifted from a disc shape to the familiar oblong shape.Read More
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