The Pacific, John Basilone's (Jon Seda) Leather Edged Iwo Jima Dog Tags

original movie prop

John Basilone's (Jon Seda) Dog Tags worn in the 2010 TV mini-series The Pacific. The silver discs have “Basilone, John” stamped into the metal along with his ID number, blood type and date of tetanus jab 5/44 . The discs are hung from a brown leather strap and wrapped with leather to ensure they didn't jangle on set. The tags measure 4cm x 3cm (1.5” x 1.25”) and are in a great condition with some of the glue holding on the leather edging beging to come away. These were probably worn by John Basilone in episode 8. During the different episodes you will notice that each character in the series would have different types of dog tags with different dates as to their tetanus jab as the war went on that would relate around the time of that period of the episode they were in. Some characters the date remained the same. but for Lekie, Sledge, and Basilone you will find different dates. As far as I know this dog tag with 5/44 would of been the last time Basilone got a shot before Iwo Jima. John Basilone got married July 10, 1944. That would mean this was used in episode 8 during the battle of Iwo Jima which was Feb 19-March 26, 1945. The production company when making dog tags, braeclets, or whatever were very meticulous to detail. and to the time periods the pieces were to be in.

prop: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: movie props
coa issued by: Propstore of London (1026)
original (1007)  |  replica (19)
celebrity: Jon Seda (23)
movie: The Pacific (TV) (2010)
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really nice Basilone dog tags - I too have a set of these tags - there were 5 sets of this style of tags avaiable for Basilone [by pacific hero ]
Really nice set, and great description. It's impressive how detailed and accurate The Pacific was, puts all others to shame. [by marineiwo ]
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