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Military Challenge Coins: Etiquette, History, Design, & Ordering Info

In today’s post, I want to educate you about military challenge coins. I’m going to cover the history, what it means to be given one, how to present one, designing your own challenge coin, and so much more. If you enjoy the content, please bookmark this post and share it with others. What is a …

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Military Order of the Purple Heart: 6 Things You Should Know

It is the oldest military award given to military members. Maybe you have seen license plates that read Purple Heart recipient or have a friend or family member who has been awarded a Purple Heart. The fact is, any military member who has been awarded a Purple Heart has a story to tell, and we …

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Colonel John Stapp: 8 Cool Facts

In today’s post, I’m going to share 8 cool facts about Colonel John Stapp. If you’ve never heard of him before, you are in for a big surprise. Although Colonel Stapp was not an Army guy, he was a highly respected career Air Force Officer. He was also a flight surgeon, physician, biophysicist, and respected …

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Army Overseas Service Ribbon: Top 10 Cool Facts

Let’s take a few minutes and discuss the Army Overseas Service Ribbon. While getting promoted is normally the top priority for most service members, recognition in the form of awards… medals and ribbons is vitally important. The pride when a child, grandchild or other friend or family member admires your shadow box full of military …

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10th Mountain Division – Campaigns & Decorations

I must say that I am going to enjoy writing all about the 10th Mountain Division. The 10th is a light infantry division that continues to defend our great country. I am going to take you through the various campaigns the 10th Mountain Division has participated in and the decorations they have received. Now there …

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3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment – Campaigns & Decorations

The history behind the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is amazing. The start came way back in 1845 when the Army saw a need for riflemen on horses. So the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen was authorized and they were formed at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Throughout the years, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment has been defending and …

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2nd Armored Division: Campaigns, Past Commanders & WW2

Today, we’re going to discuss the 2nd Armored Division. We’ll cover their prestigious history, former commanders and their WW2 campaigns. “This division will be ‘Hell On Wheels’” Colonel George Patton Jr. One of the greatest leaders in U.S. Army history, General George Patton Jr. stated the above quote while the division was on maneuvers in …

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