February 19, 2016

My Dad's Uncle Fred's Dog Tag

This belonged to my father's mother's younger brother, Fred White. Buried in the sand for more than 70 years, it was found by an Australian on a beach on Kiriwina Island in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. He researched until he found a relative to send it to. It was lost in 1942—the only year the U.S. military printed names & addresses of next-of-kin on dog tags. Fred survived the war, but no unscathed.
 
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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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