Late Veterans Day Gift

Sorry I didn’t see this earlier today. It makes a great story for Veterans Day.

Stacey, a 33-year-old West Coast firefighter/paramedic, had an epiphany on a trip to Vietnam. She found a ton of old U.S. Army left-behinds (glasses, boots, cateens, medals, etc.) being sold in the countryside. One day it hit her: Why not try and return the old dog tags she found to the soldiers?

So, she set up a database, called, with the names of all the tags she’s found. Each one that has not been matched with an owner has a form to fill out, so someone can apply to claim it.

None of them are for sale, and she refuses to turn them over to the Defense Department to get lost in the bureaucratic maze.

Go check out the story at The Story Behind the Tags.

[ I salute the ever-vigilant Dragonleg for this. ]

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3 Responses to Late Veterans Day Gift

  1. dragonleg says:

    Consider your salute returned, young fellow.
    Regards & Peace—

  2. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Another example of why we aren’r necessarily doomed…. Hooray for her. Very nice stuff.

  3. dragonleg says:

    Well said, MR. Schmuck!

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