Marine Corps Iwo Jima USMC Challenge Coin with Real Sand of Iwo Jima by The Marine Corps Gift Shop
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February 19 of 1945: D-Day...
Intelligence had grossly underestimated island conditions, the coming weather, and, most of all, the enemy's fortifications. But despite the mounting obstacles, none had anticipated the resolve of the United States Marine Corps. For five grueling weeks, Marines engaged in one of the grittiest and bloodiest fights of the Pacific War - the Battle for Iwo Jima.
Victory would come at a cost of over 26,000 American casualties. 22 U.S. Marines and 5 U.S. sailors would earn our nation's highest military accolade, the Medal of Honor. In fact, 28% of all Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. Marines during WWII were earned during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
With our coin, you can help to commemorate this defining moment and preserve history for future generations.
Our presentation-quality Marine Corps challenge coin faithfully represents the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, as inspired by Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.
Measures 2-inches in diameter
Incredible lifelike detail
Contains actual volcanic sand from the beaches of Iwo Jima