According to The American War Library, found dog tags are NOT the property of the finder or the person identified on the tags. The dog tags still belong to the U.S. government. By law, all found military items must be immediately mailed to the Secretary of Defense. Please following these procedures:
- Write on a piece of paper where you found the tags, the date you found the tags, your full name and contact information.
- Place the letter and dog tags into an envelope.
- Seal the envelope and address it to the Secretary of Defense. The address is: 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400. Include your return address on the envelope.
- Take the envelope to the Post Office to be weighed so you can pay the postage and mail it.