Why Do Dog Tags Have Notches?

Dog Tags with “The Notch” The “notch” was created out of necessity to accommodate a machine-the Addressograph Model 70, manufactured by the Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation.  The Addressograph Model 70 was a clunky, heavy, hard to maneuver piece of equipment that looked like a pistol. Function The notch allowed medics to properly position the tag on the Addressograph so they could imprint identification information from the dog tag onto military paperwork. Myths and Rumors Most myths and legends about the notch center on the use of putting dog tags inside the mouths of dead soldiers. Some believed the notch was there to use the...
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