US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DOCUMENT
JTF-FA RPT P91-035 DATED 3 AUGUST 1992
This document reports that dogtag rubbings with the name "R. C. Carver" were obtained from an unidentified person on 25 May 1991. The rubbings were obtained by this person from an individual who, at that time was living in Can Tho City, Hau Giang Province. (This individual also claimed that he had three sets of US remains and handed over some bone fragments.)
I am not suggesting that these "dogtags" belonged to our fellow. As the report says, the US could not find an "R. C. Carver" amongst their casualties but somehow the name and initials were picked up in Vietnam and the rubbings were made.
The shape of the dogtags in the rubbings is more like the American style, not like my Aust ones at least. (I assume that on the rubbings "USMC" is a reference to the Marine Corps and "NAZARENE" to the Church of the Nazarene.) Can Tho City, Hau Giang Province is in the Delta Region, probably 900 to 1,000 km from the crash site.
Although I am not suggesting that these "dogtags" belonged to R. C. Carver RAAF, the question arises, as to how the name of Carver was picked up in Vietnam in 1991 for use in the rubbing?