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#330480 - 07/18/17 11:24 AM Very early WW1 dog tag help
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I collect antique keys and at a flea market last week i happened upon a coffee can of keys asked the seller how much for all of them he said 5 bucks, sorting through them found 2 dog tags i need help deciphering the abbreviations

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#330482 - 07/18/17 12:05 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: roydagger]
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#330483 - 07/18/17 12:14 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: roydagger]
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#330485 - 07/18/17 12:19 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: roydagger]
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#330487 - 07/18/17 12:30 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: roydagger]
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#330488 - 07/18/17 12:32 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: roydagger]
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What does the B'S' TH
and the other tag BLK
It seems both men were in 12th calvary

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#330489 - 07/18/17 12:39 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: roydagger]
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Cool tags! Looks like 12th cavalry K (?) battalion I troop, the other may also be 12th or 2nd cav- can't tell- maybe 8th battalion? Best I can tell...

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#330593 - 07/21/17 05:50 PM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
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WOW, pre WW1 tags! Not something you see a lot of!,,good condition too.

Yeah name, town/city you were mobilized from [I think] and unit.. I tried with a WW2 abbv book,,nothing concrete.. Keep searching the net,,you will find something..
Please let us know your results..

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#330652 - 07/24/17 10:39 AM Re: Very early WW1 dog tag help [Re: Gaspare]
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From the 12th CAV. web page "August 1921 Troops I,K,L and M of the 3rd Squadron were disbanded." The 12th didn't serve in WWI and I suspect when the unit disbanded the troopers received new tags then and these were kept as mementos.

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