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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2011_0017_14]

Gedenkmedaille, Customer College Ramstein Air Base

Gedenkmedaille, Customer College Ramstein Air Base (dc-r docu center ramstein CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: dc-r docu center ramstein (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Die Vorderseite der Gedenkmedaille zeigt die Umrisse Deutschlands eingebettet in die US-amerikansiche und die deutsche Flagge. Auf der Rückseite ist das Wappen von USAFE abgebildet.
r: KAISERSLAUTERN MILITARY COMMUNITY
v: CUSTOMER COLLEGE RAMSTEIN AIR BASE CREATING A CUSTOM TO SERVE.
History of Challenge Coins:
Challenge Coins surfaced during the World War II era. The practice of carrying a coin designed specifically for a unit was popular with the Army Special Forces. Carrying the coin at all times and presenting it when ’challenged’ to prove affiliation with that unit resultated in a number of consequneces for those who could not produce a coin - the most popular required the coinless soldier to buy a round of drinks. That practice continues to be popular today." (Quelle: Symbol Arts; www.symbolarts.com)

Material / Technique

Metall, Email.

Measurements ...

D (max.) 3,9 cm

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[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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