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GI Gets His Dog Tags Back, After 34 Years

Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:32 pm

Hey guys, interesting story for Memorial Day.

Rod Sneed was a GI in Vietnam. 34 years ago his helicopter got shot down and he spent 7 days in the Jungle avoiding VC. In the course of those 7 days his dog tags where lost.

Then just recently he got a call from Robert McMahon in New Hampshire. Turns out that McMahon had taken a trip to Vietnam and had purchased Sneed's tag in a flea market there and wanted to know if Sneed wanted them back.

Sneed is now using the tag as a teaching tool at the state school he is the commmandant of.

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RE: GI Gets His Dog Tags Back, After 34 Years

Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:52 pm

Wow, That is amazing. It was very nice of Mr. McMahon to send the dog tags to Rod Sneed.

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RE: GI Gets His Dog Tags Back, After 34 Years

Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:55 am

Be careful, bootleg dog tags are a huge cottage industry in Vietnam. I met a Misty FAC who went back with 5 of his comrades and they could have bought their own dog tags!! Authentic, of course!!

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