J.L. McFarland's dog tag:
"I recently acquired an old File Cabinet from the Redlands High School in California. The school is located near the old Norton Air Force base (San Bernardino, CA) and several members of the Air Force stationed at the base lived in Redlands. When I Iooked at the back of the cabinet, it was marked with Property of Air Force, Department of the US Army.
While Cleaning the file cabinet I found a WW2 era dog tag that I would like to return to the family if I can find them. I tried the NARA records, but the SN came back with no records so I fear it was destroyed in the 1973 fire.
J L McFarland
38479621 T43 A
(religion was marked as P for Protestant)
According to the second digit of his serial number "8", J. L. McFarland enlisted in one of these states: NM, TX, AR, LA or OK
If you can help find this soldier or his family, please leave a comment on this blog post. You may post about possible living individuals but in that case I will copy any private information to my file on J. L. McFarland instead of making it public. You can also email me at olivetreegenealogy AT gmail DOT com.
I know my amazing readers can do this!
Update June 29th: This soldier's name is Junior Lee McFarland and he passed away in 2009. Thanks to an amazing reader, we have his nephew's name and contact information.