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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_11]

Gedenkmünze, Challenge Coin, Best Security Force in USAFE

Gedenkmünze, Challenge Coin, Best Security Force in USAFE (dc-r docu center ramstein CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: dc-r docu center ramstein (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Vorderseite: In der Mitte der Münze ist das Verbandsabzeichen der Security Polizei. Darum ein Schriftzug: BEST SECURITY FORCES IN USAFE; EXCELLENCE IN ACTION
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze das Emblem von USAFE abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE HQ USAFE SF.
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, geprägt.

Measurements

D 4,1 cm

Object from: "dc-r" docu center ramstein

„Ramstein, Germany“ ist durch seinen US-Flugplatz weltweit ein Begriff. Das benachbarte Kaiserslautern kennt man in der Welt als „K-Town“. ...

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