I'm working on a costume of being Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski. I want to get dog tags made up. What's on them?
The format Wikipedia offers
for US Army dogtags is this:
First name, middle initial
Social Security number
Okay so I have:
I'm using "F" as the middle initial. To honor John Milius
' middle name Frederick (Walter is based on Milius). But is there any evidence for Walter having a different middle name, or no middle name? Also, is there actually a comma in the printed dog tag?
SSN I just have 5's, but any suggestions for clever numbers to use would be welcome. But would there be dashes in the number?
Blood type - Walter says he's "pumping blood" but what are my options there? And how would it be written out? Would it be "ONEGATIVE" or "O NEGATIVE" OR "O-"?
Religion: now, this one I think is "Hebrew" which he converted to when he was married to Cynthia. But was he married pre-Vietnam or post-Vietnam? And what was his religion prior to that? Sobchak sounds Polish and so maybe Catholic was what he was. But I can see Walter being a "NO PREFERENCE" type guy or maybe even something like QUAKER.
And more, we're sure Walter was in the Army, right? Not some other service? Watching buddies die in the muck sounds like Army to me, but might Walter be being grandiose and overstating his service record?
Any other suggestions welcome for Walter cosplay. Thanks!