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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_14]

Gedenkmünze, Group Commander’s Coin, 26th Area Support Group

Gedenkmünze, Group Commander’s Coin, 26th Area Support Group (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 sind die Verbandsabzeichen von fünf Einheiten, u.a.der 21st TAACOM und USAREUR, abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: 26th Area Support Group; For Professional Excellence.
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze ist ein Adler mit einer Kornähre in der Klaue vor einer Flagge abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: Group Commander’s Coin; Committed to Service.
Es handelt sich um die Auszeichnung durch den Group Commander, der im Rang eines Colonel (Oberst) ist.
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 4,9 cm

[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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