Updated: Apr 30, 2020
We are excited to release images of the 2020 Challenge Coin. Each year, we design a coin that represents our theme for that particular year. For 2020, our official theme is: I AM THE INFANTRY and honors the United States Army Infantry. Georgia has a very unique connection to the Infantry in that all US Army and National Guard Soldiers receive their Infantry training at Fort Benning, GA near Columbus. The back of the coin depicts a lone Infantryman patrolling with his rifle at the ready, with a rucksack on his back, and wearing his main method of transportation - his boots. The cross rifles of the Infantry Branch proudly cover the bottom half of the coin. Flanking each side of the Soldier are two additional specialties of the Army Infantryman - a mortar round to honor the Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortars) and a TOW missile to honor our TOW Gunners who fired this anti-tank weapon with deadly results.
The front of the coin proudly displays the GVDA logo. Look for these coins in the next few months as GVDA members attend Veteran events.