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  • Add A Piece Of Life To Your Bike

    ADD A PIECE OF LIFE TO YOUR BIKE

    Challenge Coins & Mounts For All Motorcycles & Vehicles

    Military, Patriotic, Commemorative, Masonic, Firefighter, Police and Spiritual Coins

    Shop Now
  • Freedom Sale July 2021

    Express Your Freedom & Save!

    Any order over $100 will get 1 free challenge coin - Any order over $200 will get 2 free challenge coins

    Shop Now
  • Show Your Pride

    SHOW YOUR PRIDE!

    Military Challenge Coins and Mounts for your Bike

    Fits Harley, Indian, Goldwing and All Import Motorcycles

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The History Of The Challenge Coin

The History Of The Challenge Coin

During World War I, American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scions attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit in mid-term to join the war. In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore around his neck.

Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the pilots’ aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a German patrol. In order to discourage his escape, the Germans took all of his personal identification except for the small leather pouch around his neck. In the meantime, he was taken to a small French town near the front. Taking advantage of a bombardment that night, he escaped. However, he was without personal identification.

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About Motordog69

Motordog69 is the inventor, designer and manufacturer of custom challenge coin mounts and challenge coins located in Shirley, Arkansas. Founded in 2009 by ...

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