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Old 08-16-2015, 10:47 AM   #21
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Priceless information, Nick, thank you for all of the work you put into it!

2 questions if you don't mind:

1) Unless I missed something in your information, would soldiers wear their replacement unit tags to garrison and get an updated tag once there? I have a couple of these tags with the large replacement soldier numbers and replacement kanji designations (example: West 46 instead of the company number in the middle) on the tag captured from places like Bougainville and other battlefields.

2) Can you please address katakana/hiragana found sometimes within the middle column of some tags? (see your post #18 for the "ran" tag. It has what looks like "tsu mu" above the blood type.)

Of course, no rush on a response. I know you put a ton of time into this.

Thanks again, great stuff!

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