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    WOW! thank you!
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    return them? I get the feeling they were consigned to the sea with the ashes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    return them? I get the feeling they were consigned to the sea with the ashes
    Says he's buried with a head stone in Illinois? I think he lost them.
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    well that's what reading does for ya
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    My questions is....Sterling dog tags? How rare is that? I've found several, never sterling...did they even issue sterling or did this guy have a sterling blank made then when stamped they did both at the same time? Maybe he had Connections/friends...? What a great save!!
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    I think they very well could have been consigned to the sea with the ashes.. but it is possible they were lost. Regardless how they got there they have been found. Without any proof either way I would think the right thing to do if possible would be to give them to a family member and let them decide what to from there. I know it would bother me to throw them back to the sea not knowing..
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    Id keep them, if you cant find family to give them to. That sailor probably doesnt care what happened to his dog tags. I know if they were mine, I wouldnt mind if someone who appreciated them held on to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBN View Post
    My questions is....Sterling dog tags? How rare is that? I've found several, never sterling...did they even issue sterling or did this guy have a sterling blank made then when stamped they did both at the same time? Maybe he had Connections/friends...? What a great save!!
    I know that sterling will not rust in salt water like the standard issue. I know that early marksman and other commendations were sterling. Not sure if any dog tags were or if these were available for purchase privately when you hit port. I doubt he had it custom made.
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    If there are no relatives left, I'd offer them to the Coast Guard station where he was based--espeicallly if the station has an area that celebrates the history of that station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    If there are no relatives left, I'd offer them to the Coast Guard station where he was based--espeicallly if the station has an area that celebrates the history of that station.
    Don........
    That’s a great idea Don
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    I know this doesn't get us closer to finding a family member but I thought it was a cool piece of his story.
    Looks like the Navy "borrowed" him from the Coast Guard and assigned him to the USS LST-22 tank landing ship.

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    That poor fella wasn't but 38 when he died. I wonder what got him?
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    Sidebar: As to one tag being Sterling Silver, I must have failed in seeing either ".925" or the word "Sterling" on either tag.
    Perhaps neither are, but one was cleaned, the other was not cleaned.
    Don....

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    try family history. Have someone you know who is into genealogy post some questions to genforum
    https://www.familysearch.org/
    https://www.ancestry.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by garren View Post
    I know this doesn't get us closer to finding a family member but I thought it was a cool piece of his story.
    Looks like the Navy "borrowed" him from the Coast Guard and assigned him to the USS LST-22 tank landing ship.

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    How interesting! Thanks!
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