I am reading Romulos book, I saw the Philippines Fall. He speaks of dog tags being made 24 hours a day on Corregidor. These tags were being made for the white troops. They seemed to not be able to catch up. He mentions that the Philippine soldiers would not get them.
I find this kind of sad in many counts. There were many soldiers that would not get identified. The other count is, there are accounts and archaeological evidence, the people that did have tags threw them away during the surrender. Kind of ironic. Lots of effort into something that was not kept.
Foxholefrank dug up some PA dogtags there in Bataan. I think it's because many of the soldiers tried to pass off as civilians and rid themselves of anything that would identify themselves as soldiers. Just my guess.
Post by indiosbravos on May 3, 2008 22:27:59 GMT -5
That's a good point Sir. The Americans, dog tags or not will always be identified(by the japanese) whereas Filipinos can just shed their identifications(uniforms/dog tags) and blend easily with the general population.