What does the black numbers mean on a canteen cover?
I saw this canteen on ebay with black numbering on the bottom and i was wondering what they were used for I know I have seen same types like this that Marines used but did anyone else use them other than the Marines?
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Most likely its the last four of the soldiers Social Security Number; a common way to ID items.
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or, like you say about the marines. It's there division number...
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It's a laundry mark.. Like SWAG said.. Usually the first letter of the last name followed by the last 4 of either a solder's social security number or service number. The markings for organizational equiptment is different. There's a great section on laundry and organizational markings in the Noncom's Guide.
If i'm the stupid one, why do they have a book with pictures of the militaria and I have the real things??
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BringMeOurFlag wrote:or, like you say about the marines. It's there division number...
Marines' division numbers weren't stenciled at bottom of the canteen cover. Also their stencil looks different.
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I was just confused as I have seen some canteens like this with the black lettering go for a lot more than a regular canteen and also say they are Marine ones? I have seen a lot of Marine ones that had almost matching types of this one maybe army did this as well I am guessing from everyone's comments on this