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Catalog Number 2000.021.024
Description Julius Herbert Mariani Military Dog Tag, 1944. Flat oval silver metal military tag with stamped text on front. Two holes on each and of tag.
Object Name Tag, Dog
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Julius Herbert Mariani Military Dog Tag, 1944
Date 1944
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "JULIUS / HERBERT / MARIANI / 378-97-16 / USNR-B / T-11/44 /C" (Stamped onto front of tag)
Provenance From WWII (Navy).
Notes "The roots for US Navy dog tags as a use for personal military identification, as well as dog tags for other military branches, dates back to the Civil War. During that time, soldiers would pin notes inside their uniform with their personal information such as name and address..." [ 8/6/2015]
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.25 inches
Search Terms Military Uniforms
World War II
World War Two
Subjects Military uniforms
World War II
People Mariani, Jules
Mariani, Julius