Those who carry this coin can produce it to show that they have been at the front lines defending American freedom and liberty in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in an era of global terror.
Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, many soldiers have performed their duties in close contact with enemy forces, or actively engaged with the enemies of freedom, although not assigned to infantry or special forces. These personnel – whose individual participation in defense of their nation is just as heroic – have been afforded the special recognition of the Combat Action Badge since 2005.
The Combat Action Badge is a silver badge of an oak wreath supporting a rectangle bearing a bayonet surmounting a grenade. The bayonet and grenade represent active combat, and the oak wreath symbolizes strength and loyalty.
If you or someone you know can say that they were in harm’s way in defense of the American homeland, this Combat Action Badge challenge coin is the ideal coin to carry. The obverse displays the design of the medal. The reverse features the seal of the U.S. Army. Minted in nickel, this Army challenge coin authentically reproduces the Combat Action Badge in challenge coin form.