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I just received this from my Grandfather. He served in the Pacific in WWII. I was wondering if someone could translate it for me. There are 2 sides to translate. Could you tell me if one side is the front or back or does it matter? I scanned the tag in and inverted the color....that seems to help.

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This dog tag is brass too. My grandfather was actually in the navy. He was on the USS Warren, an attack transport. My Grandfather drove the Higgins boat (the troop transport). He dropped Marines off at the beaches of Kwajalein, Cape Gloucester, Guam and Peleliu. I do believe it was Peleliu where his Higgins was hit by a mortar and sunk. He was picked up by another Higgins going to the beach and landed on the shores with the Marines. Once on shore they made him a Marine and he fought with the guys until such time when he could get back to the ship. This is the only place I know where he actually touched the beach. He may have gotten it there...the odds are good. Or he could have won it in a card game on the ship...he did love cards :)

If you know anything more about this tag please let me know.

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Now that you mention it...The second side (second picture) Has vertical scratches running through it. You can just make them out at the top of the picture, but in real life, they are very vivid. I would assume that the second picture is the side that was canceled like you thought.

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