dog tag of J. L. McFarland. I am really pleased to say that with the help of one of my amazing readers G. Johns, we have found this soldier's nephew. Here are some details for those interested:
J. L. was born Junior Lee McFarland
US MILITARY GRAVE SITES shows his death:
MCFARLAND, JUNIOR LEE
CPL US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/17/1927
DATE OF DEATH: 09/23/2009
BURIED AT: UNION CEMETERY
HWY 857 BASKIN, LA 71219
U.S. Second Draft Registration Cards show him living in Baskin, Louisiana. He registered in Franklin Parish, Winnsboro Louisiana.
His serial number from this source is the same as the found dog tag. (See image on right)
The name Aline McFarland was given as someone who would always know his mailing address.
A search of the 1940 census for Franklin Louisiana showed 12 year old Junior Lee McFarland with his parents Abe and Alene [sic], and siblings. Searching his siblings led to a nephew.
Thank you to all who contributed with research and ideas for tracking down the owner of this dog tag.