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Official Policy on Lost Dogtags and other U.S. Military property
Posted by: Aaron Wilson (ID *****0414) Date: May 23, 2009 at 14:51:01
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Official Policy on Lost Dogtags and other U.S. Military property

Because there are many bogus dogtags being “found” everyday, and because too many fraudulent people are attempting to make personal contact with veterans or their families with the hope of seeking a reward or obtaining publicity, the following official policy on LOST AND FOUND MILITARY ITEMS is being provided to all veterans. Please forward this information to other American veterans and veterans organizations.

OFFICIAL POLICY: LOST UNITED STATES MILITARY PROPERTY

1. Found U.S. Military items remain the property of the United States Government and the Department of Defense as official custodian.

2. Found military items should not be retained by the finder who is seeking, for whatever reason, to make personal contact with the GI who lost the item, or a member of the GI's family. By law, found military items must be mailed
immediately to:

       Secretary of Defense
       Room 3E880
       The Pentagon
       Washington DC 20301

3. The Dept of Defense has many resources at its disposal to return and/or
preserve lost U.S. military items.

4. When sending items to the Secretary of Defense the finder should include a letter describing the place and circumstances in which the item was found, and the finder’s personal contact information for Department of Defense
investigators:

WHERE WAS THE ITEM YOU HAVE ENCLOSED FOUND
_________________________________________________________
DATE THE ITEM WAS FOUND
_________________________________________________________
NAME OF FINDER
_________________________________________________________
       FINDER'S ADDRESS
       ____________________________________________________
       CITY
       ____________________________________________________
       STATE/ZIP
       ____________________________________________________
       PHONE
       ____________________________________________________
       EMAIL
       ____________________________________________________

Contact Person for this posting: Roger Simpson, PIO
Public Information Office: http://www.13105320634.com
The American War Library: http://www.amervets.com/
16907 Brighton Avenue
Gardena CA 90247-5420
Phone / Fax: 1-310-532-0634



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