United States Military Challenge Coin PURPLE HEART MILITARY MERIT ARMED FORCES

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United States Military Challenge Coin PURPLE HEART MILITARY MERIT ARMED FORCES

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United States Military
Purple Heart
Challenge Coin
PURPLE HEART
THE BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT
ARMED FORCES
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Condition: New
Size: 38mm
Includes: vinyl protective sleeve
What is a challenge coin?  A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organizations insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit.
The CEO of Survivors Edge received his first challenge coin while serving in the United States Marine Corps back in the early 80’s.  Now he carries one every day from wife.  It’s a “Pride, Commitment, Service” fireman’s coin.  Whether in his turnout gear for fires, or station gear for medical calls, it’s in his left front pocket.  It reminds him of the love, care and honor his wife has for him, as well as prayers for his safe return.  It’s just a coin. It has no magical powers.  But give one of these to someone you hold close in your heart, and it will become infinitely much more powerful than a round piece of metal.
The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President to any member of an Armed Force who, while serving with the U.S. Armed Services has been wounded or killed.
In 1782, Gen. George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit, a heart-shaped purple cloth or silk adornment conferred for singular achievement. Three were given – to Sergeants Daniel Bissell, William Brown, and Elijah Churchill.
In 1932, President Herbert Hoover directed Gen. Douglas MacArthur to revive the award for Washingtons 200th birthday. This medal, designed by Elizabeth Will, keeps the color and shape directed by Washington, but adds the founding fathers image. MacArthur specified that it be issued to those wounded in combat (and earned the first one, retroactively).
Official rolls are not kept; no one knows how many have been earned. This coin honors the sacrifice – sometimes the ultimate sacrifice – paid by the men and women who are entitled to wear it.
Looking for an armed forces or Marine Corps logo item? Make sure you drop us a note.  All of us at SurvivorsEdge are Marines.

United States Military Challenge Coin PURPLE HEART MILITARY MERIT ARMED FORCES
United States Military Challenge Coin PURPLE HEART MILITARY MERIT ARMED FORCES

$15.97

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