Origin[edit | edit source]
Owned by WWII veteran John Giltoy. During the march, Giltoy's friend, Roy Schrop, became deathly ill and the Japanese wanted to leave him for dead. With only 20 miles to go, Giltoy told his friend "You can do this" over and over again, and he wished so hard his wish came true. Their dog tags became imbued with John's desire to help his best friend through the march.
Effects[edit | edit source]
Any wish made for someone the user loves will come true while the tags are held. Neutralizing the artifact will reverse the effects of the wishes made.
Collection[edit | edit source]
In "No Pain, No Gain", the Warehouse discovered this artifact when a hockey player in Toronto seemed to have gained super human strength and accelerated healing powers while on the ice. Pete and Myka first assumed it was the player using the artifact on himself, but it was later discovered an obsessed fan was using the dog tags to help her favorite hockey player win his games.
Real World Connection[edit | edit source]
The Bataan Death March was the forced march of over 90,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during WWII following the three month Battle of Bataan, the largest surrender in American and Filipino military history. Starting out from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, they were force-marched 55 miles (88 km) to San Fernando, then taken by rail to Capas, from where they walked the final 8 miles (13 km) to Camp O’Donnell. They were starved and mistreated, often kicked or beaten on their way, and many who fell were bayoneted. Between 600 and 700 Americans died and 5,000 to 10,000 Filipinos died.