Graves Registration Service marked dog tag (Metz – France)

This GRS marked dog tag was dug up in the area of Metz (France), in a so-called dump pit. Holes were dug up in the ground to throw all kinds of rubbish in. For example: medical waste, used clothing and also GRS waste, like these dog tags. They were temporarely grave markers and/or used to mark documents with the deceased soldiers’ information. The US Graves Registration Companies handled all death: from their own US soldiers to fellow Allied soldiers to Germans.

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Map of the area around Metz (France) where the Graves Registration Service dogtag was found.

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