Challenge Coins are an old fad, and very popular in the Active Units of today’s Armed Forces. Its source is said by some to have originated during World War I, in the aviation units of that time. Today the are carried by the military and
identify the person as a member of his/her battalion, regiment, squadron, ship, Special Forces, etc., typically awarded for exceptional performance by the Unit Leader/Command.
At long last the Mariner/Marlin Association has joined the movement and has obtained a supply of challenge coins bearing the MMA “Anywhere – Anytime” Logo, and they can be purchased from Robert Tibbetts for $20.
Being a former member of VP-50, I also ordered a supply of the “Blue Dragon” Coins that are also available through Robert Tibbetts for $15. They were introduced at the Warwick, RI Reunion last month and was a well received keepsake by their new owners.
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