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meat tag

meat tag
 n.— «Robbins says that when the war on terrorism started Fort Drum soldiers wanted to identify themselves in case they were killed. They’d get what are called “meat tags”—with their name, rank, blood type and Social Security number—tattooed on their ribs. They chose that location in case limbs were lost in an explosion.» —“Troops get different tattoos leaving war” by Oren Dorell in Fort Drum, New York USA Today May 20, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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