Army Reserve 100 Years Dog Tag Challenge Coin
The U.S. Army Reserve is rooted in the tradition of the American Colonists who would serve, protect and defend this country whenever, wherever it was needed. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton proposed a contingency force to support the Army that would be centrally controlled by the Federal Government.
In 1908, Congress established the Medical Reserve Corps to provide a reservoir of trained Officers in times of war, then expanded the Reserve force in 1916 and 1920. Army Reserve Soldiers have trained and served with excellence since then -- through World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Iraq War and the Global War on Terrorism.
Since 1990, Army Reserve Soldiers have been deployed to support every American military operation, including peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Army Reserve Soldiers will continue their tradition of distinguished service and sacrifice today and into the future.
This dog tag salutes and honors the 100 years of tradition, service and sacrifice to this nation of the Army Reserve. Minted in a proprietary brass alloy, it comes packaged in a polybag with a detailed header card.