“Bryan Box, a 28-year-old student veteran, carries a large thermos with “SAB9491T” scribbled on its side. The inscription is Box’s battle roster, which he described as a digital “dog tag” used by the Army to identify soldiers.
He added the “T” at the end simply because it holds his tea. He has another thermos with an “S.”
That one is for soup.As fall semester sets in, Box navigates the University of Alaska Anchorage campus while still carrying the ID code that labeled him for during his six years as an enlisted soldier. In school, he’s learning both biology and how to adapt.”