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Replacement dog tags

Discussion in 'Military Bubbas' started by timbo, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. timbo

    timbo Navy Veteran NES Member

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    Hey all...I haven't been able to find my navy dogtags for years. I have no idea what happened to them. I probably lost them over the years of moving. I am looking for somewhere that would replicate these tags for me in the style of the post Viet Nam war era (I was in from 1975-1981). The new standard issue tags don't have the the SSN on them any longer but rather a 10 digit number (I can understand why).

    I would actually like to find a place that I could go to that would make these just as the ones I used to have, with the SSN. I don't want to mail order them for obvious reasons as I would need to send my SSN over to someone I couldn't actually see what they were doing with my info.

    Any suggestions?
     

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    timbo Navy Veteran NES Member

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    1975-1981...my tags had my SSN on them...also blood type and religious preference. I think some services still use SSN's on their tags...the Army stopped using them in 2015...the other services may have followed suit. Thanks for the site info!
     
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    My dog tags have my SSN, religious choice, blood type and full name. USN 85 - 89
     
  5. HorizontalHunter

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    Same here.

    Bob
     
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    My tags from 89 have my SS#
     
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    Don't know how official/regulation those dog tags are from the link above to the Dog Tag Builder are. The ones they sell are 4 lines of info.

    My real ones from 1965 were only 3 lines:
    Last Name, First Name Initial, Middle Initial
    Service Number, Branch Of Service, Blood Type
    Religion

    I keep mine on my key chain. It acts as a form of ID should I lose my keys. They don't rust or break or fade.
     
  8. jd4444

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    If you have the dog tag machine (what I call it) I believe you can enter any numbers you want. The change from ssn is only like 5 years old.
     
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    Same here.
     
  10. Picton

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    Army, 1994-2001. SSN on there plain as day.

    We sounded off with our social very loudly, when reporting for chow at Ft Sill in ‘94.
     
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    The Armed forces of the United States first invented service numbers in the year 1905 and abolished their use in 1974. There was some transitional time and service branches differed a bit.

    Seems a bit stupid to run SSNs on an ID, ANY ID. Hell, even medicare killed off SSNs and issued a alpha/numerical #.
     
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  12. timbo

    timbo Navy Veteran NES Member

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    I still have some pieces of my old Navy uniform, mostly Pea Coat, rain jacket and flight jackets...we stenciled last name and SSN on every piece of .mil clothing we had.
     
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    It does seem stupid, now. Back before social media had been invented, in the early stages of internet purchases, it was NBD.

    My SSAN was my student number in college, too. If you went to pay the bursar, you’d sign in and wait. When they called you up, they did so by loudly shouting your name and social out into the room. No f’s given.

    I’m sure they’re not doing that anymore.
     
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    It’s on my duffelbags too. We’d leave those things stacked all over the place.
     
  15. timbo

    timbo Navy Veteran NES Member

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    yup, mine too.
     
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    Some of the old army navy stores have the machines, just need to find one.

    Military Dog Tags
     
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    There is a Army/Navy store in Stoughton that makes them while you're there. They make all era dog tags.
     
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    USMC still had our SSN on our dog tags until around 2010-2012ish.

    I just order replacement sets online. OPM lost my PII a long time ago.

    Mike
     

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