paintballfrk, on Feb 7 2008, 03:01 PM, said:
Just wondering, why does it matter to a doctor what your religion is?
Chaplins are in hospitals bud
If I get really messed up I want a chaplin.
"A shepard must attend his flock and at times fight off the wolves" - The Reverend in The Patriot
C9H13NO3, on Feb 24 2008, 08:54 PM, said:
Allergies and medical conditions should go on a red anodized tag by themselves.
Yup. All medical staff in hospitals know to take special note of red anodized dog tags for that very reason.
deusexmachina55, on Feb 25 2008, 01:30 AM, said:
Ever tripped and fell on a rock?
That's why you should have one.
That's a very good reason. It will bust you up if your head makes contact at the right place. Or you could instantly die. Depends on how hard the blunt force trauma is.
I had some fun with my tags. One tag is a reminder of what I need to do each time out on the field. It is personified through one man in history.
So I pulled his info online (not his service record I don't have that kind of power, really none at all), and used the history of dog tags to recreate his first issued dog tags.
On the first tag is this
Protestant (I have no idea if he was but it seemed right)
on the second tag is my info
First Middle Initial
Drivers License Number
I don't believe in denominations I just profess Christ without contest so I got it stamped Christian.
Guy charged me twice for this individual tag stamping. He has to remove all the type and start over fresh so he can stamp the next tag.
I'd say it was worth it but I've always strived to be unique.
These tags I have are replicas of older tags. I wear them as my grandfather in the Navy would, no silencers.
(ahh I can hear it now.. "Are you nuts they'll clank without them.") So how do I keep them from clanking?
Well, even with silencers on your tags they'll still clank. If they hit each other on the flat sides together and not the edges they can clank. It happened to me when I used to own a pair as a kid.
So, I go old school. In WWII Commando units and snipers would tape them up. You can use electrical tape.
If you tape them up real good you can be certain they won't clank.
(What design tags do I have?)
They are Notched tags. Like the standard tags issued now but with a notch. The only reason notches were in the tags according to veterans was to hold the tag in place on the old machines so they could stamp the tags correctly.
Some time after WWII all armed forces agreed to go to the notched tags the army was issuing during WWII.
1970 All soldiers getting new tags were issued the current issued tags for the phasing out of the notched tags.
That's my tags. I have no major illnesses and no allergies.
I don't know my blood type.
I was told by an MD that in the ER and OR they type your blood on the spot so they know what they are dealing with right in front of them. So I left it off.