The History, Meaning and Essence: Dog Tags Published by Allen House Publishing

Allen House Publishing announces the latest highly anticipated military history book from Ft. McNair, DC, author Ginger Cucolo.

Ft. McNair, DC, June 30, 2011 --( Allen House Publishing has published Dog Tags: The History, Personal Stories, Cultural Impact, and Future of Military Identification by Ginger Cucolo. The author's most recent book to date is a 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the military history category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The hundred year anniversary of the official use of American personal identity tags, affectionately known as dog tags, recently passed without fanfare. We are currently in a war where the dog tag is once again a highly personal item to warriors of every service and to their families as well.

Every dog tag carries its own human interest story. Receiving it, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it are all silent statements of commitment. The tag itself individualizes the human being who wears it within a huge and faceless organization. While the armed forces demand obedience and duty to a higher cause, the dog tag, hanging under each service member's shirt and close to their chest, becomes a part of them. It brings comfort to that fear of every soldier facing death: I do not want to be forgotten; I will not become an "unknown."

Understanding and sharing the history of dog tags and their deeply personal meaning in today's world is the core of this book.

344 pages in length, Dog Tags: The History, Personal Stories, Cultural Impact, and Future of Military Identification is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the military history category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Dog Tags meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95.

Additionally, Dog Tags can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9780983305705

Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback

SRP: $14.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Having a personal connection with the military, Ginger is married to a career infantryman with thirty-two years of active duty service. His dog tags have forever been a part of his extended self. She is the daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, and niece of servicemen.

Ginger has written articles and has been published in magazines and newspapers regarding this topic. She holds a Bachelor Degree in History from The University of Texas and a Master of Science Degree from California College for Health Sciences. She manages five websites, including

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