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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2010_0025_02]

Gedenkmedaille, US Army Memorial Affairs, Landstuhl

Gedenkmedaille, US Army Memorial Affairs, Landstuhl (dc-r docu center ramstein CC BY-NC-SA)
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"Gedenkmedaille, US Army Memorial Affairs, Landstuhl

Provenance/Rights: 
dc-r docu center ramstein (CC BY-NC-SA)

"Gedenkmedaille, US Army Memorial Affairs, Landstuhl

Provenance/Rights: 
dc-r docu center ramstein (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Es handelt sich um die Gedenkmedaille des Memorial Affairs Centers (Bestattungsinstitut) der US Armee, das dem US Krankenhaus in Landstuhl angeschlossen ist. Auf der Rückseite ist das Symbol des gefallenen Soldaten zu sehen: Ein paar Stiefel, darin aufrecht stehend das Gewehr, auf dem sich der Helm befindet.
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.) 4,3 cm

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„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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