What does a red dog tag mean?

What does a red dog tag mean?

A Dog Tag is the informal name for the identification tags worn by military personnel, because of their resemblance to actual dog tags. In the event the member has a medical condition that requires special attention, an additional red tag with the pertinent information is issued and worn with the Dog Tags.

Why is blood type on dog tags?

The tags’ primary use is for the identification of casualties; they have information about the individual written on them, including identification and essential basic medical information such as blood type and history of inoculations. They often indicate religious preference as well.

Is blood type on dog tags?

Today’s identification tags identify vital information about the wearer: name, Social Security number, blood type and religious preference.

How do you wear red dog tags?

What is the Army Medical Dogtag format? Our replica Army Medical Dogtag have Embossed (raised) text on a 2.2″ x 1.26″ red anodized aluminum Dog Tag, flat edges, hole on left with the suggested regulation format: Patient’s Name (last, first, middle initial) followed by SSN or DoD ID number.

How can I find out my blood type?

Luckily, there are easy ways to find out your blood type.

  1. Ask your parents or doctor.
  2. Blood draw. Next time you go in to get your blood drawn, ask to know your blood type.
  3. At-home blood test. You can also purchase an at-home blood test online and have it shipped to your door.
  4. Blood donation.
  5. Saliva test.

Where is the blood type on dog tags?

The tags included the name and address of his wife below his information. The small “A” in the upper left corner denotes his blood type; the small “M” below that his gas mask size (medium).

Is it OK to wear your dad’s dog tags?

It is absolutely 100% respectful. You are honoring your father’s memory and his service by wearing his dog tags.