Monday, August 6, 2007

Blood Chit

What happens when you're shot down over enemy territory? U.S. Service Members carry what is known as a Blood Chit. Blood Chits have been around for centuries.
Basically, it's a notice, written in several languages, that members of the armed forces can present to local nationals in order to receive assistance. In return for the assistance the service member will tear off a corner of the Blood Chit which has a specific serial number that the local national can turn in for a reward.

Blood Chit from one of my flights.
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