id tag

id tag

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Currently not on view
Object Name
Id Tag
Other Terms
Id Tag; Equipment, Individual; U.S. Marine Corps
associated dates
1941 01 01+ / 1941 01 01+, - / -
associated place
France
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 3 cm x 5 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in
overall: 2 in x 1 1/8 in; 5.08 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1993.0052.01
catalog number
1993.0052.01
accession number
1993.0052
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Many Voices, One Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

My mother, Cyril F Speizman, worked in the Procurement Division of the Smithsonian Institution. As they were compiling items for the dog tag display in the then new Museum of History & Technology, they realized that they did not have a dog tag that belonged to a Woman Marine. I, at that time, was a captain stationed in Quantico, VA and she volunteered one of mine. I retired as a Colonel in 1992. The "S" at the bottom right corner indicates the gas mask size. The exhibit was on display for many years in the Museum of American History.

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