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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