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Airborne All The Way Challenge Coin
Originally established by the U.S. Army Air Corps as a means of capitalizing on America's advantage in powered flight, the Army Airborne Division has developed into one of the nation's most powerful strategic assets.
Army paratroopers gained acclaim during World War II for their heroic role in America's success at the Battle of Normandy in 1944, a turning point in the war that helped launch the Allied victory a year later. Over the years, paratroopers have been utilized successfully in America's military operations throughout the world adding a powerful element to the world's most fearsome military force.
This coin salutes the proud heritage and significant contribution of the U.S. Army's Airborne Division.
Minted in a proprietary brass alloy, this coin is minted in a special splash minting process that provides for exceptionally high relief and detail, then is coated with an antique bronze finish. Featuring the words "Airborne! All the Way," the obverse displays a montage of paratroopers in action. The reverse contains the seal of the U.S. Army. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the history and mission of the U.S. Army.