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David Waples

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Hi all,
Not sure why this came to me this morning, but was a challenge coin ever struck for PT crews? I did a search but was unable to find anything.
Dave

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TED WALTHER

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David;
as for me, I have never seen one, from World War Two period. I think the tradition began after World War Two, and it really came into its own during Vietnam. Now, World War Two Unit coins have been issued since then, But I have not seen any that have dated back to World War Two.
I do know that the U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63), sold in the ships store a miniature "Coin" as a key chain, which is the copy of the round plate plaque in the deck, where the surrender was signed. My Dad had two, and I made a necklace of one.
But an actual challenge coin, I have never seen a World War Two one.
Take care,
TED


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never heard of any dave

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Will Day

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First one I ever saw was from the Ranger Regiment. . .

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David Waples

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Thanks for sharing guys. I didn't realize they were a relatively new tradition.
Dave

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TED WALTHER

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David;
Just surfing and Jerry's guys at PT 658 have a really nice looking challenge coin, if your interested.
Take care,
TED


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi guys,
Yes Ted is correct, we created one about 3 years ago so that we could have something to return to the VIP's that we give rides to at the annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week. Invariably, the Admiral presents the PT658 crew with his own personal challenge coin, and we now have something to present in return to them. We put the "Mosquito riding a torpedo" design that Dick Washichek put on his drawings on one side and the PT boat underway on the other side. They are available either gold or siilver from our savetheptboatinc.com website in the ships store. Thanks for mentioning it Ted! Jerry

Front view (silver and gold)



Back view (silver and gold)




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David Waples

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Very nice! I'll order one up. Challenge Coins are excellent for inlaying into a wood display base for a model. This one looks great. I can tell you're all just rolling your eyes! :-)
Thanks guys
Dave

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Dec 12, 2012 - 11:47am
Thanks David! I think you will enjoy your coin. Wally should be sending it this week. Jerry

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