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Discussion: Armed Forces medal?

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Dec. 27, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Armed Forces medal?
Today my wife bought a soldier and his wife lunch at a fast food restaurant (The Big Chicken in Marietta). He thanked her and as he shook her hand he gave her a five sided medal. On one side it had eagle's head, the crests of all five branches of the military with a background of an American flag. The other side had an airplane, Master Sgt stripes (I'm guessing), a major's insignia, the Army Reserve insignia, two other insignias and inscriptions "R & R Program" and also "Awarded for excellence". Another inscription says "Atlanta Personnel Assistance Point, Human Resources Command, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport"
Does anyone know what this is?
I remember hearing on the Neil Boortz show about military tokens that were meant to be passed along. Is this one of them?
Dec. 27, 2008
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
BRUCE- once in a while i run a soldier , marine, sailor in a rest. , i will pick up their tab,
i dont let them who it was.that paid the tab, that way it seems to him that it could be anybody in the rest.. just a small token of appreciation. for his service.
Dec. 28, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Armi, she tried to pay anonymously but because this is a fast food establishment there was little doubt about who paid.
Dec. 28, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
As the father of a soldier thankfully home now on leave, thanks to you guys for doing that.
Dec. 29, 2008
Airbosn
Men's 65
321 posts
Bruce, Do the google thing...type in Armed Forces Medals and you should all the services. It may also be a unit identication and if that is the case it would not be displayed at that location...BTW Merry Christmas and a very good year coming.
Len
Dec. 29, 2008
HUGGNZ
21 posts
BRUCE- MY WIFE IS A RETIRED ARMY SGM. 26 YEARS WORTH
THESE ''COINS'' ARE GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO DO SOMETHING OUTSTANDING OR FOR GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW , THEY DONT GIVE THEM OUT TO JUST ANYONE. YOUR WIFE MUST HAVE REALLY MADE AN IMPACT.DIFFERENT SOILDERS HAVE DIFFERENT ''COINS'' TO HAND OUT.
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS FAMILY OR KNOWS ANYONE IN THE MILITARY CHECK OUT WWW.WARRIORS WATCH.ORG.
TELL YOUR WIFE WE SAID THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS.
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