A dog tag is used for the identification of dead and wounded military personnel, providing basic medical information such as blood type along with religious preference and identification number. In the US military, two identical tags are issued. One is worn on a long chain around the neck; the second is attached to the first chain. In the event the wearer (heaven forbid) is killed, the second tag is collected and the first remains with the body. Alternatively, especially during deployment, some units allow or require each member to wear one laced into their boot in lieu of the second around the neck.
These dog tags are as priceless as life. They have witnessed how a brave man faced and survived bombings, terrorist attacks, and battlefields.
My husband's dog tags
Last Monday (9/10), my husband and I celebrated his 12th year in the US Air Force. We just stayed at home, played poker, and had a simple dinner.
I won. Because he made me win.
I am proud to share with you my joy, gratitude, and pride to serve with my airman who is known for his valor and honor.