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Old 1st July 2014, 19:24
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I purchased a job lot on ebay a while back. In it were US style dog tags. Researched one of them and found it belonged too a Japanese American Veteran Taketo Kawabata, who sadly passed away in Hawaii in 2003. I also found a site called Angelos Angels. Who research dog tags. Thanks too them i am know in contact with Mr kabatas daughter in the US, and will be returning the dog tag too the rightful owners, the family. I felt this was an important thing to do. I hope i can find family for the other dogtag. PFC Taketo Kawabata served in the 442nd Nisei Regt combat team 2nd Batt G Company, he was injured in Italy. Fascinating reading. These men were volunteers and i gather they had been interned on Japans entry too the War. They served with honour. Several have been honoured ( rather belatedly) with the Medal of Honor. I would happily post a picture of the tag but i dont know how too do it. http://www.the442.org/442ndfacts.html
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Old 1st July 2014, 19:41
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Well done mate, thats a noble thing you are doing.
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Old 2nd July 2014, 06:51
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Sent a US Tag I found on Omaha back to the US Normandy Veterans Assoc.Thet tracked the the family and presented it back
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Nice one Tony.
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Old 3rd July 2014, 07:12
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Going to put details on here today...It was covered by the TV and Newspapers all over the USA!..a BIT OF BEING FAMOUS!
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Old 28th July 2014, 22:42
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Tag has found its way home too the veterans daughter in the US.
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Old 29th July 2014, 07:09
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Brilliant!
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Old 31st July 2014, 17:09
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A noble thing to do ....well done !
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