Semper Fi Mac brings the internet's most extensive selection of Military, Aviation and Air Force Collector Items to eBay. We have been supplying Military Units with quality patches, pins, hats, and coins since 1986 & we can set up a special ebay auction for your items too!
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This Dog Tag is worn proudly displayed!
Giving a Dog Tag, with a unit's or individual's insignia is a military tradition intended to readily identify past and present. This is an impact award for immediate excellence. It does not have to go through a bureaucracy. Giving it to others is a sign of mutual respect...and shows pride in the individual and the Unit!BUY THIS GREAT MARINE COLLECTOR Dog Tag NOW and People will wonder where you ever found this great item! You'll receive lots of compliments....don't miss out, buy this great collector item right now!
AN UNFORGETTABLE Dog Tag PIN....AT AN UNFORGETTABLE PRICE!
THIS IS A VERY HIGH QUALITY COLLECTOR ITEM!
What better way to show that you are a true fan, of that special love one, than with this awesome new Dog Tag for your special Airman!
MEMORIAL IN CHICAGO TO HONOR ALL 58K WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN VIETNAM.....SEMPER FI
DOG TAGS ARE GREAT TO USE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS.....
• BACKPACK TAGS
• CAR KEYS
• CHURCH EVENTS/ YOUTH
• FUNERUALS (believe it or not...people loved them...I would have never though of giving a special gift to honor your love one!)
• GREAT INEXPENSIVE GIFTS
• KIDS AT SUMMER CAMP
• LOST LOVED ONES
• MEDICAL ILLNESSES
• MILITARY IDENTIFICATION
• PET COLLARS-CATS-DOGS
• SCHOOL & TEAM ID'S SPECIAL TRIPS
• WEAR THEM FOR THE FUN OF IT..
• YOUTH SPORTS & GROUP ACTIVITY
• THEY LOOK COOL!
We have made thousands of Dog Tags & have thousands of Happy Customers!
From all around the country and from all walks of life, business, military, civilian, government, charities...and we hae tons of repeat customers!
Groups that have bought our Dog Tags...Military Units, Search and Rescue (SAR) Groups, Police and Security groups, Paintball Teams, Bowling Leagues, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Guide Groups,Schools, Church Groups, Summer Camps, Campers, Survival and Outdoor Sports groups, Hunters and Shooters and more !
. Easy to read engraved text. You can even have different text on both tags at no extra charge. Five lines of engraved text, 15 characters per line.
2 REGULATION SIZE STAINLESS STEEL DOG TAGS & 2 Silencers (black)Please e mail us with the information you would like on the tags!
(4) four lines of Text MAX 15 CHARACTERS PER LINE
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Current USMC Issue:
Abbreviations used above:
123-45-6789--Social Security Number
O POS or A--Blood Type
CATHOLIC or C--Religion
T43--Year of Tetanus Shot
RA12345678--Regular Army Service Number
L (found on USMC issue)--Gas Mask Size, L=Large DOB--Date of Birth
AKA--Also Known As
Current Army Issue:
SMITH JOHN R
Current Navy Issue:
SMITH, JOHN J
The is the BEST Dog Tag made period! Check out the complete tight pattern, detail trim, trend setting style of this Dog Tag, unlike others for a cheaper price....you get what you pay for!
We sell more of these Dog Tags to Marines, Veterans, and Collectors, than anyone....no cheap materials or seconds here!
Remember "The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten...do not accept poor quality for cheap pricing!"
THIS DOG TAG PIN IS NEW AND IN MINT CONDITION.
Great colors & design combine to make this item an instant classic.
This is by far one of the best looking and exceptionally made Dog Tag pins out in the market and will make A GREAT GIFT, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO LAST!
This Dog Tag pin IS A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR
This great Dog Tag pin can be placed onto your jacket, shirt, or use it in a shadow box or display it as part of your military memorabilia collection.
This Dog Tag pin will be carefully packaged and shipped to you if you are the winning bidder
The DOG TAG PIN is A custom made collector item AND is regulation size, so you can wear on anything!
MAKE NO MISTAKE; THIS IS THE BEST-MADE DOG TAG EVER!
THIS DOG TAG MAKES A GREAT ADDITION FOR ANY COLLECTION OR AS AN INCREDIBLE GIFT!
THIS DOG TAG IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR AND WILL BECOME AN INSTANT JEWEL IN ANY COLLECTION.
BUT MORE IMPORTANT, WATCH THE SMILE ON YOUR SERVICE MAN'S FACE WHEN HE SEES YOU WEARING THIS!
THIS DOG TAG IS A GREAT SOURCE OF INDIVIDUAL AND AIR FORCE PRIDE!
If you do not see what you want...we should be able to obtain one from one of our many sources. We have access to thousands of molds or we can custom make custom items...we just need a picture or time period to do some research and we can set up a special ebay auction, so you can get that special gift!
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Your Dog Tag will be carefully Packed And Shipped in a protected bubble padded mailer envelope, NOT STUFFED into a flat ENVELOPE!
Typical US Postal scheduled pick up is at 5 PM!
Shipping by this method is a little more expensive for us, but we find that this is the best way, for your item to arrive without any damage and in perfect condition, as you see it here on Ebay!
A COMMENT FROM ONE OF OUR GREAT CUSTOMERS!
Rec'd the hat today...it's the best. The bonus sticker was a real nice
touch. I really like that you boxed the hat for shipping; I have rec'd
flattened ones from others...I've learned my lesson and I'll be back to shop
with you again. I have left you positive feed back and would appreciate
CPL - USMC 1983 - 1986
Wpns Co. 2/9 81's Platoon
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GOD BLESS YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ORDER!
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HISTORY OF THE DOG TAG!
Submitted by: MCRD Parris Island
Story by Cpl. Justin J. Shemanski
MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 1, 2006) -- To many, it is just another piece of the uniform. Each morning, Marines slip shiny identification tags over their heads and tuck them beneath their olive-drab undershirts without giving them a second thought.
But, every now and then, these iconic military symbols come up in conversation, along with all the myths and rumors that accompany them. So what really is the story behind dog tags and the myths that accompany them?
The first recorded use of such tags came from the battlefields of the Civil War. Many soldiers feared if they were killed in action, they would run the risk of being buried in an unknown grave. After all, 42 percent of the Civil War dead remain unidentified to this day. To put their minds at ease, many of them took up the practice of marking all of their belongings with paper tags, and some of them fashioned their own "dog tags" by carving chunks of wood, which was worn on a string around their neck.
Needless to say, the practice caught on, and by 1917, it was mandatory for all U.S. combat troops to wear circular aluminum discs attached to chains around their necks.
By World War II, the tags had evolved into the size and shape recognized today. The only difference in the tags of yesteryear, is they came with a notch in the end of them, which is the source of one of the most popular dog tag rumors around.
"I've always heard about the notch in the [World War II] era tags being used to 'place' the tag in a fallen soldiers mouth," said Dennis Yackus, director of education and collections at the Great Lakes Museum of Military History. "It was sort of eerie to me."
To go into a little more detail, the myth Yackus referred to states that when a troop had been killed in combat, his comrades would take one of his tags and insert it into the mouth with the notched end between the two front teeth. Then, with a kick or nudge to the jaw, the tag would be come lodged between the teeth, ensuring it stayed secured for future identification.
Of course, the real story behind the notch is far less gruesome. This style of tag was used up until the early 1970s, and the notch only existed because of the type of embossing machine used during that period. It allowed the machine to hold the blank tag while it was stamped out. Current machines do not need the notch to hold the tags in place; hence the smooth-sided tags service members are issued today.
"Now that I have done a little looking, the notch makes perfect sense," said Yackus.
It seemed though, that during research, one dog tag story led to another.
"Before I looked into the notch myth, I never heard about the chain being symbolic for 365 days," said Yackus. "So, while 'debunking' one myth, I found another."
The next rumor is tied in with prisoners of war. Facts are few and far between on this particular piece of folklore, but it is said that "official" issued dogs tags are attached to a 365-bead chain for the first tag and a 52-bead chain for the secondary one. These numbers represent the days and weeks in a year. If this was indeed true, a prisoner of war would be able to utilize his tag chains as a means of keeping track of the days held in captivity. But, again, research can neither confirm nor deny this creative, but clever rumor.
These are just a couple of the most common myths that are currently swirling around the Marine Corps uniform and accessories, and the stories certainly are not limited to dogs tags.
Next time you hear a group of Marines arguing and carrying on about the significance of a certain piece of gear or uniform item, do a little research of your own. The answers could be surprising.
MARINES!The metal identification tags carried by Marines today have their origins in the Civil War, although they were not an official part of the uniform until 1916. Union soldiers were the first American fighting men to routinely write their names and units on paper tags and pin them to their uniforms so their bodies could be identified if they were killed. Some troops also made identification tags of wood, boring a hole in one end so they could be worn around the neck on a string.
Soldiers also purchased pins and tags engraved with their names and units, but at best, these had limited success. According to the military, 42 percent of all Civil War dead remain unidentified.
Marines who saw combat in the Civil War also carried identification, but it was a personal choice, with the format chosen by the individual Marine. It was not until October 1916 that the Corps first required identification.
Order Number 32 specified that, “hereafter identification tags will be issued to all officers and enlisted men of the Marine Corps. They will always be worn when engaged in field service, and at all other times they will either be worn, or kept in the possession of the owner.” The same order said the tags should be worn suspended from the neck. This almost certainly gave rise to the moniker “dog tags” because of the similarity to tags worn by canines.
When issued to officers, the first identification tags had only the recipient’s full name and rank. Enlisted Marines, however, had their full name and date of first enlistment stamped on their tags.
During World War I, some Marines deployed to France as part of Army Gen. John J. Pershing’s American Expeditionary Force modified their Marine dog tags to comply with Army requirements. The Army assigned serial numbers to Marines in France and, to ensure uniformity, general orders issued by 6th Marines required that the Army serial numbers be stamped on existing Marine tags.
In 1940, the Corps required identification tags issued to Marines to include name and rank (for officers), name and service number (for enlisted), and religion, as reflected by the letters C, H, or P (for Catholic, Hebrew, or Protestant). The tags also contained information on a Marine’s blood type and tetanus inoculations, the latter of which was eliminated when the Social Security number replaced the serial number in the 1960s.
Despite advances in DNA testing, dog tags are likely to remain a part of the Marine uniform for the foreseeable future. Using DNA remains costly and time-consuming — and unnecessary if remains are found with a dog tag.
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Next time you go out, show off this attractive Dog Tag Pin and notice how much attention is generated.
Dog Tag Pins are a great way to meet new people through appealing to the natural curiosity we all possess.
Dog Tag Pins are great for starting conversations, excellent gifts, ideal for fundraisers, conveying a special message, and fun to collect and trade!
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Semper Fi Mac is an established, since 1986, and trusted name in the Dog Tag business. We strive to provide our customers, who include Military, Police, Fire, and many other organizations, with products and service at the best prices. All our products are inspected carefully to ensure that the highest quality is offered. The materials used, on these Dog Tags, are of the finest quality. Our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
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A FEW GREAT COMMENTS FROM A FEW OF THE FINEST!
I thought that hat looked good on the web it is awesome, thanks man!!! I have been retired almost 16 years and am always looking for quality Navy stuff because I'm proud of my service and proud of the Navy. You represent everything that is good about shopping with other veterans. Service was prompt the hat is excellent it arrived in perfect condition & the sticker & business card was a totally unexpected treat. I will be a multiple repeat customer & I will turn my buddies onto your e-bay store. I regret you only get 80 characters to leave feedback on ebay. I did my best there for you! You deserve it! Tanks Again Brother. Norm Copeland FTCS/SS USN RET.
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