41 for Freedom

41 for Freedom With the 4th of July holiday here, just as with Veterans Day and Memorial Day, I take time to pause and reflect on my past. As a US NAVY veteran of 26 years, there is much to reflect upon. I am proud to say that I was a crew member on two.. read more →

What’s the deal with U.S. Military Challenge Coins?

I have often wondered what the significance of U.S. military challenge coins was. Apparently, U.S. military challenge coins date back to World War I in helping the soldiers and troops form a sense of esprit de corps. The popularity of these coins spread during the Vietnam War as an expression of pride and camaraderie for.. read more →