by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 10 Summary
- Billy gets a dog tag with his prisoner number on it.
- The dog tag is perforated in the middle so it can be snapped in half.
- If Billy dies, half the tag would stay attached to his body and the other half would mark his grave.
- After Edgar Derby gets shot later on, a doctor snaps his dog tag in two.