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  • Ellen Eddy

    There were plans to issue dog tags to children during the cold war. Just in the event of a nuclear attack so the kid's bodies could be ID'd. Mine was plastic.

  • Hannah Leigh Schmick

    Civil Defense Dog Tags (1955) programs were started to issue dog tags to children to help identify them in the event of a surprise atomic attack while at school.

  • Sonia's Garden

    ...yes, dog tags & i.d. bracelets for school kids during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack...

  • Valentine Greenough

    Possible Rabbit Trail: The Cold War Mentality in America -- In the early 1950s programs were started to issue dog-tags to children. There was concern that in the event of a surprise atomic attack it would be difficult to identify the millions of children killed while at school. The program never became as universal as hoped.

  • Taryn

    in the early 1950s programs were started to issue dog tags to children, concerned that in the event of a surprise atomic attack it would be difficult to identify the millions of children killed while at school.

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