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Re: A World War One relic era

April 26, 2021 10:20AM
Congratulations on the great find SH2.-----That's the way they made dog tags back then.-----My Step Dad was a machine gunner in WW1.------Several years ago on a hunt at a very old site I found a round old dog tag that's 1 3/8" in diameter stamped "Buster"--"T PR A--5 CAV"-----signifying---Buster--Troup A--5th Calvary.----That's the whole thing that is on it--nothing on the other side of the dog tag except they had started to hand stamp the name "Buster" and had just stamped the first two letters "Bu".-----I think this subject is fascinating.----They used aluminum far longer than a lot of people think.-------Del---
Detected this in an old ghost town. I thought it wasn’t much but could see number on the back and USA on the front thinking it was a tag or so. It is aluminum when cleaned there was a name. My wife said maybe a dog tag. Looking on the internet sure enough it is. The 3.5cm aluminum disk was made starting in 1910 - 1916 having a 7 digit number on the back. The USA stands for United States Army. The name ELmer K. Ashcraft. All letters and numbers stamped individually one at a time. Done some search on the internet indicates he was buried in a veterans cemetery in California in 1959. Date of birth 1893. Just when least expected you dig up something you would never think of finding.
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silverhound2 195 April 24, 2021 09:30PM

outstanding save! congrats! N/T

jmaryt 106 April 26, 2021 04:56PM

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D&P-OR 109 April 26, 2021 10:20AM

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Remfire 98 April 24, 2021 11:48PM

For me, that is one of the better, interesting finds I have seen.

Monte 110 April 24, 2021 11:33PM

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NWCindy 108 April 24, 2021 09:33PM

Really neat find smiling smiley N/T

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