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Combat Medical Badge Challenge Coin - OPSGEAR


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Combat Medical Badge Challenge Coin

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The Combat Medical Badge represents the finest in military, medical, and human duty. Those who carry this coin can produce it to show that they are not able to save lives, but have served under direct enemy fire while performing essential medical duties for those defending American freedom and liberty.

The CMB was established in 1945 is awarded to soldiers the rank of Colonel and below – as well as Navy (Captain and below) and Air Force (Colonel and below) medics assigned or attached to the Army – who satisfactorily performed medical duties when their assigned unit was engaged in active ground combat. From 1989-2001, Special Forces personnel with medical occupational specialty were eligible, and since 1991, medical personnel assigned to Armor or Cavalry units are eligible. Since 2005, Special Forces Medical Sergeants may opt for a Combat Infantryman badge in lieu of a Combat Medical Badge.

The requirements were so stringent during the Vietnam War that it was required to document, in six digit co-ordinates where the medical personnel came under fire, as well as the specific time and the intensity of battle.

If you or someone you know can say that they were in harm’s way while saving the soldiers who were defending American freedom, this Combat Medical Badge challenge coin is the ideal coin to carry. The obverse displays the design of the Combat Medical Badge: an aid stretcher (symbolic of medical field service), a caduceus (the Medical Corps insignia of branch), and a Greek cross (suggesting the Geneva Convention), all over an oak wreath. The whole represents the recipient’s skills and expertise. The oak symbolizes steadfastness, strength and loyalty.

The reverse features the seal of the U.S. Army. Minted in nickel, using a special "splash-minting" process and provided an antique finish, this Army challenge coin authentically reproduces the Combat Medical Badge in challenge coin form.

Soldiers receiving the Combat Medical Badge during World War II were subsequently authorized to retroactively receive a Bronze Star.

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Flat Rates, Grunt Rate and Light Fighter Rate are NO-RUSH Shipping and a way for us to reduce shipping costs to you. There are no guaranteed shipping times with these or the free rates.

Shipping Process:

  • Domestic Orders: ORDER PLACED > Item(s) ships from one or more warehouses direct to you. Over 98% of our items ship within 1-5 days. We have real-time inventory sync with most of our warehouses, but on rare occasions when an item is backordered shipping can exceed 30 days. We will do all we can to inform you, assist you with alternate product selection and expedite your order.
  • International Orders: ORDER PLACED > Item(s) are consolidated from one or many locations to OPSGEAR® HQ then completed order is shipped direct to you. International orders normally arrive within 1-2 weeks but can exceed 30 days at times. 

Tracking will be sent to the email account on record when an item has shipped (USA) or when the entire package has shipped (INTERNATIONAL).

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Order Tracking: Most orders will receive a tracking number via email after the order has shipped. Please contact our customer relations department to check on the status of orders that do not have tracking available.

Alaska & Hawaii: We ship via USPS and UPS for customers placing orders shipping to Alaska or Hawaii. USPS can take up to 7-10 business days for delivery. A live quote is generated during the checkout process. PLEASE NOTE: USPS will not ship items containing Lithium batteries overseas.

Guam, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands: A rate will be calculated at the time of purchase when shipping to these locations. All packages are sent via USPS Priority and are fully insured. PLEASE NOTE: USPS will not ship items containing Lithium batteries overseas.

P.O. Boxes: We do not ship to standard P.O. Boxes. We require a physical address to process your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Volume Purchase Orders: We offer FREE NO-RUSH SHIPPING on most volume orders.

Backorder Shipping: The moment your backorder becomes available, we will ship it out at no additional charge.

Local Pickup: NOT Available.



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