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Dubbed the "Spearhead of Logistics," the Transportation Corps is vital to the global reach of America's military.
Headquartered at Fort Eustis in Virginia, it is charged with the movement of personnel and materiel by land, air, and sea to support America's military operations throughout the world. Officially established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 31, 1942, the Transportation Corps proved an essential element of America's arsenal during World War II, moving more than 35 million soldiers and 126 million tons of supplies by the war's end. For more than sixty years, this pivotal force has supported every major U.S. Military operation, providing the infrastructure and technical expertise necessary to mobilize and deploy the world's strongest Army.
This coin salutes the mission of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps to enhance the power and responsiveness of America's fighting forces. The obverse replicates the design and detail of the Transportation Corps's Branch Plaque, which features a winged tire incorporated within a ship's steering wheel, symbolizing the breadth of the Corps' transporation capabilities.
Minted in a brass alloy and finished in bronze, this coin features bold enameling on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Army.