Here’s something interesting, for all you RPers who ever had a chance to question Steve’s religious denomination/affiliation. All you need to know is in his tags.
The ones shown above are the official dog tags Chris Evans wore from Captain America: The First Avenger. (You can see them swinging when he dives for the dummy grenade, for example.)
Want to know how to read them? It’s pretty simple:
- First Name, Initial, Surname
- Serial #, tetanus, toxoid, blood type
- Next of Kin
- Address for next of kin
- Address, Religion
Note that little ‘P’ down in the bottom right of the tag.
Steve is Protestant.
We don’t know which denomination, but we do know he isn’t Catholic or Jewish. During World War II, there were only three religions represented on soldier’s dog tags: “During World War II, a dog tag could indicate only one of three religions through the inclusion of one letter: “P” for Protestant, “C” for Catholic, or “H” for Jewish (from the word, “Hebrew”),or (according to at least one source) “NO” to indicate no religious preference.” [Source]
Also, for extra heartbreak, note the lack of address. Steve was alone, completely alone. He had no next of kin, save for perhaps Bucky, and because Bucky was already enlisted, there’s no next of kin or permanent address on the dog tag.
Try not to cry yourself to sleep over that.