The Dogtag Chronicles
DTC is making changes

The Dogtag Chronicles website is going to make changes. There will be a tribute page as well as random stories. Got a random military memory you want to share? DTC will start posting them. Hope you will contribute.

taggedbooty:

walk a mile in these louboutins

People laugh, but I know a grunt that did this same thing after a particularly soggy field problem. He just had to keep hit feet dry for a little while. He pulled his boots over the bags. It was pretty funny.

taggedbooty:

walk a mile in these louboutins

People laugh, but I know a grunt that did this same thing after a particularly soggy field problem. He just had to keep hit feet dry for a little while. He pulled his boots over the bags. It was pretty funny.

blackbeard-actual:

All gave some.
Some gave all.

blackbeard-actual:

All gave some.

Some gave all.

princess-emmyy:

(via TumbleOn)

Meh, still counts Unfuck your flag. I know it isn’t a real flag but here is how it should be displayed.

princess-emmyy:

(via TumbleOn)

Meh, still counts Unfuck your flag. I know it isn’t a real flag but here is how it should be displayed.

johnnygthatsme:

thedogtagchronicles:

tokillthedragon:

thedogtagchronicles:

Oh my God, this is the most terrible picture I have ever seen. They can only give flags to next of kin so this means both parents are dead, and grandparents, this child must be an orphan and the woman that is sitting there must be the social worker. This child is going to leave the funeral and go right back to the orphanage with the flag as her only personal possession.
Or, and I am just throwing this out there, the mother asked him to give the flag to the girl. She is not going to have a lot of memories of her dad, but there will always be this picture. Or maybe the parents are divorced and the child is actually the next of kin. No matter the situation, it isn’t a law that the flag can ONLY go to the spouse.

Isn’t it tradition to give it to the kid if there is one?

The tradition is next of kin. So it should go to the spouse first. If the service member is unmarried, it goes to the parents (almost always presented to the mother.) which sucks for the woman that has been with the guy for a few years and they just never got married. If the service member has kids and is single, the next of kin would be the oldest child.
I posted this in response to a number of posts, at the time, about a viral photo of a little boy being handed a flag and people were incorrectly posting that both parents must be dead. His mother was very much alive but people ere manipulating the facts and I thought it was BS.

I was given my grandfathers flag and my uncle said that the flag should stay with a military family member. My grandfather was my best friend and was the main reason why I joined the military. Even though my uncle should have gotten the flag my uncle told them to present the flag to me. It was an honor to be in full service and my surprise that I was presented my grandfathers flag. My uncle took this picture as I was giving my last goodbye to my Grandfather.

Thanks for sharing. That is a cool story and a good picture. Thanks for your service and I am sorry about the loss of your grandfather.

johnnygthatsme:

thedogtagchronicles:

tokillthedragon:

thedogtagchronicles:

Oh my God, this is the most terrible picture I have ever seen. They can only give flags to next of kin so this means both parents are dead, and grandparents, this child must be an orphan and the woman that is sitting there must be the social worker. This child is going to leave the funeral and go right back to the orphanage with the flag as her only personal possession.

Or, and I am just throwing this out there, the mother asked him to give the flag to the girl. She is not going to have a lot of memories of her dad, but there will always be this picture. Or maybe the parents are divorced and the child is actually the next of kin. No matter the situation, it isn’t a law that the flag can ONLY go to the spouse.

Isn’t it tradition to give it to the kid if there is one?

The tradition is next of kin. So it should go to the spouse first. If the service member is unmarried, it goes to the parents (almost always presented to the mother.) which sucks for the woman that has been with the guy for a few years and they just never got married. If the service member has kids and is single, the next of kin would be the oldest child.

I posted this in response to a number of posts, at the time, about a viral photo of a little boy being handed a flag and people were incorrectly posting that both parents must be dead. His mother was very much alive but people ere manipulating the facts and I thought it was BS.

I was given my grandfathers flag and my uncle said that the flag should stay with a military family member. My grandfather was my best friend and was the main reason why I joined the military. Even though my uncle should have gotten the flag my uncle told them to present the flag to me. It was an honor to be in full service and my surprise that I was presented my grandfathers flag. imageMy uncle took this picture as I was giving my last goodbye to my Grandfather.

Thanks for sharing. That is a cool story and a good picture. Thanks for your service and I am sorry about the loss of your grandfather.

A former Canadian soldier, a friend I met in Afghanistan, contributed to DTC in response to a recent article. Took some guts to write it. This is what DTC is all about, sharing experiences.

tokillthedragon:

thedogtagchronicles:

Oh my God, this is the most terrible picture I have ever seen. They can only give flags to next of kin so this means both parents are dead, and grandparents, this child must be an orphan and the woman that is sitting there must be the social worker. This child is going to leave the funeral and go right back to the orphanage with the flag as her only personal possession.
Or, and I am just throwing this out there, the mother asked him to give the flag to the girl. She is not going to have a lot of memories of her dad, but there will always be this picture. Or maybe the parents are divorced and the child is actually the next of kin. No matter the situation, it isn’t a law that the flag can ONLY go to the spouse.

Isn’t it tradition to give it to the kid if there is one?

The tradition is next of kin. So it should go to the spouse first. If the service member is unmarried, it goes to the parents (almost always presented to the mother.) which sucks for the woman that has been with the guy for a few years and they just never got married. If the service member has kids and is single, the next of kin would be the oldest child. 
I posted this in response to a number of posts, at the time, about a viral photo of a little boy being handed a flag and people were incorrectly posting that both parents must be dead. His mother was very much alive but people ere manipulating the facts and I thought it was BS.

tokillthedragon:

thedogtagchronicles:

Oh my God, this is the most terrible picture I have ever seen. They can only give flags to next of kin so this means both parents are dead, and grandparents, this child must be an orphan and the woman that is sitting there must be the social worker. This child is going to leave the funeral and go right back to the orphanage with the flag as her only personal possession.

Or, and I am just throwing this out there, the mother asked him to give the flag to the girl. She is not going to have a lot of memories of her dad, but there will always be this picture. Or maybe the parents are divorced and the child is actually the next of kin. No matter the situation, it isn’t a law that the flag can ONLY go to the spouse.

Isn’t it tradition to give it to the kid if there is one?

The tradition is next of kin. So it should go to the spouse first. If the service member is unmarried, it goes to the parents (almost always presented to the mother.) which sucks for the woman that has been with the guy for a few years and they just never got married. If the service member has kids and is single, the next of kin would be the oldest child.

I posted this in response to a number of posts, at the time, about a viral photo of a little boy being handed a flag and people were incorrectly posting that both parents must be dead. His mother was very much alive but people ere manipulating the facts and I thought it was BS.

itsramez:

fuck it…lets do this

itsramez:

fuck it…lets do this

DTC needs you!

Due to new job, I have very limited online time. I need help with the DTC site and social media. Anyone want to volunteer to help out? Message me i you are interested.

keepcalmandrouteon:

thedogtagchronicles:

Take your pick. When someone posts a wrong flag I tell them to unfuck their flag and attach one of these to show how it should look. Feel free to grab one when you make a correction.

I love when people get tattoos of flags on them and they’re displayed wrong on the tattoo.

I think it is pretty cool that after all this time this has come across my dash. I am glad that some people actually care about how to properly display a flag.

ams2kute:


This is a picture the military has never let anyone see until now. This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial. And that includes being properly dressed, all the way down to the smallest detail. In this picture Staff Sgt. Miguel Deynes is making sure the uniform is just right for an army pilot recently killed in Afghanistan. There is a very specific process once a fallen soldier is returned home. The bodies are flown back to the U.S. on a cargo jet. A team of service members wearing white gloves carries the coffins, covered with flags, to a white van that takes them to the Armed Forces Medical Examiner. The remains are washed, the hands are scrubbed clean, and the hair is shampooed. If necessary bones are wired together and damaged tissue is reconstructed with flesh-toned wax. Sometimes they will use photos, sometimes just intuition to recreate the wrinkles in faces, and the lines around the mouth or the corner of the eyes. “It has to look normal, like someone who is sleeping.” Once the body is ready then the uniform is prepared. That includes putting medals in the proper order on the ribbon rack above the jacket’s breast pocket. During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 10 to 20 bodies were arriving every day. The embalmers often worked all night to get the bodies home on time. That can take an emotional toll so the mortuary has a large gym so workers can blow off steam. Many say they are haunted by how young the fallen soldiers are, and by how many of them leave behind small children. That’s why Sgt. Deynes says they are advised not to do research into the backgrounds of the soldiers. “If I knew the story of every individual who went through here, I would probably be in a padded cell.” The dress uniform being prepared in this particular case will be in a closed casket. Even so, it will be perfectly tailored, starched and pressed. Everything will be checked down to the last detail. Sgt. Deynes says, “They’re (the family) not going to see it. I do it for myself. It’s more than an honor it’s a blessing to dress that soldier for the last time.” This story was reported by James Dao of the New York Times. The picture is by Ashley Gilbertson.

I would also like to add to this (as it has been brought to my attention) that there is a movie that explains && goes into detail about this. It’s called Taking Chances

ams2kute:

This is a picture the military has never let anyone see until now.
This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial.
And that includes being properly dressed, all the way down to the smallest detail.

In this picture Staff Sgt. Miguel Deynes is making sure the uniform is just right for an army pilot recently killed in Afghanistan.

There is a very specific process once a fallen soldier is returned home.

The bodies are flown back to the U.S. on a cargo jet.
A team of service members wearing white gloves carries the coffins, covered with flags, to a white van that takes them to the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.

The remains are washed, the hands are scrubbed clean, and the hair is shampooed. If necessary bones are wired together and damaged tissue is reconstructed with flesh-toned wax.

Sometimes they will use photos, sometimes just intuition to recreate the wrinkles in faces, and the lines around the mouth or the corner of the eyes.

“It has to look normal, like someone who is sleeping.”

Once the body is ready then the uniform is prepared.
That includes putting medals in the proper order on the ribbon rack above the jacket’s breast pocket.

During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 10 to 20 bodies were arriving every day.

The embalmers often worked all night to get the bodies home on time. That can take an emotional toll so the mortuary has a large gym so workers can blow off steam.

Many say they are haunted by how young the fallen soldiers are, and by how many of them leave behind small children.

That’s why Sgt. Deynes says they are advised not to do research into the backgrounds of the soldiers.

“If I knew the story of every individual who went through here, I would probably be in a padded cell.”

The dress uniform being prepared in this particular case will be in a closed casket.

Even so, it will be perfectly tailored, starched and pressed. Everything will be checked down to the last detail.

Sgt. Deynes says, “They’re (the family) not going to see it. I do it for myself. It’s more than an honor it’s a blessing to dress that soldier for the last time.”

This story was reported by James Dao of the New York Times.
The picture is by Ashley Gilbertson.

I would also like to add to this (as it has been brought to my attention) that there is a movie that explains && goes into detail about this. It’s called Taking Chances

What the heck happened? The DTC website jumped by 300 hits today. While that is awesome I am curious why it happened. Most of seems to be the Airborne School post. This is crazy awesome.

ill-seeyouinmydreams:

musicninja66:

milsotherapy:

thedogtagchronicles:

You have got to be shitting me. If you ever wondered, THIS is why people talk trash about MILSOs. I can’t say anything nice about a woman that would answer this ad.

My fiancé showed me this I thought it was a joke o_o

What the hell is wrong with people…

YO there is a website to help women fake pregnancies, fake bellies, fake ultrasounds and all. It was on Oprah or Dr Phil or something. Idk this reminded me of that
Edit: This would happen in Fayetteville…I s2g…its such a classy town

It is terrible that there is a website like that. Even worse that people actually use it. Because of people like that we can’t have nice things.

ill-seeyouinmydreams:

musicninja66:

milsotherapy:

thedogtagchronicles:

You have got to be shitting me. If you ever wondered, THIS is why people talk trash about MILSOs. I can’t say anything nice about a woman that would answer this ad.

My fiancé showed me this I thought it was a joke o_o

What the hell is wrong with people…

YO there is a website to help women fake pregnancies, fake bellies, fake ultrasounds and all. It was on Oprah or Dr Phil or something. Idk this reminded me of that

Edit: This would happen in Fayetteville…I s2g…its such a classy town

It is terrible that there is a website like that. Even worse that people actually use it. Because of people like that we can’t have nice things.

You have got to be shitting me. If you ever wondered, THIS is why people talk trash about MILSOs. I can’t say anything nice about a woman that would answer this ad.

You have got to be shitting me. If you ever wondered, THIS is why people talk trash about MILSOs. I can’t say anything nice about a woman that would answer this ad.