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Baring-Gould’s studio with research on various military identification tags (Dog Tags)

To properly recreate the dog tags in the sculpture, Baring-Gould conducted research on the various styles of dog tag identification used by all 5 branches of the US military, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Each tag was recreated in wax, and hand stamped with the name of a Dorchester citizen who served during times of war and conflict. A citizen advisory committee (Gloria Vieira, Dan Houton, Karen McNutt, John Scannell, Earl Taylor and John McColgan, Chair) provided names of over 150 Dorchester soldiers to be included in the artwork.

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould Studios