WWII dog tags come complete with tooth notch and rolled edge.
Explanation of dog tag text: Last name, First name-Middle Initial Service number -Year of tetanus shot-Blood type Next of Kin's name Next of Kin's address Next of Kin's City-State Religion Serial numbers were issued due to the growing number of servicemen with common names as Johnson, Smith, etc.
These Army dog tags were stamped with letters and numbers using either manual or electric stamping machines resembling industrial size typewriters.
By 1943 the Army was distributing sets of tags including one long chain, one short chain and two stainless steel tags.
Others chose to tape the two tags together with black tape. Black Dog Tags - During the Vietnam War (1963-1975) subdued black dog tags were issued to Special Operation Forces operating behind enemy lines.