Known as the “locating notch” in military manuals, the notch helped medical personnel properly seat the dog tag into the imprinter. The Model 70 allowed medical or mortuary affairs personnel to transfer a soldier’s personal information on the dog tag and imprint it directly onto medical documents.
What does T42 mean on a dog tag?
|first line||surname, first name, second initial||JONES CLARENCE R|
|second line||army serial number, tetanus immunization , tetanus toxoid, blood type||37337566 T42 43 O|
Dog tags are uniform items covered by military regulations. They must be issued by a specific office in the military and they must carry certain vital information about the person such as SSN, religion, and name. They are meant to identify Soldiers who are killed and whose body has been damaged beyond recognition.
By law, all found military items must be immediately mailed to the Secretary of Defense. Please following these procedures: Write on a piece of paper where you found the tags, the date you found the tags, your full name and contact information. Place the letter and dog tags into an envelope.