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Old 11-24-2013, 14:51   #31
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Stras, sorry brother, I was actually aiming that the newer guys that may not of known that or had forgotten. As you stated, way too many really do not know that Battalions did not come on line until 72/73. I was in 1st Group and was TDY, imagine our surprise when we got back after 6 months away and Company C was non-existant and it was 2d Bn. In the 2 months from getting back and redeploying, many of us went through several units while on the same team. Crazy time.
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Old 11-24-2013, 15:10   #32
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Stras, this is the coin I got in 1968 at Devens, it has only 1 lightning bolt.

Yes, that is my wife's, mine was "acquired" by another, but has my name on the back, waiting to have someone drop it on me.
definitly an origional coin there, think the confusion may not be with the design but from the manufacture
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many of us went through several units while on the same team. Crazy time.
sounds like the mid-90's when we all had to change team numbers, so someone important would know what kind of team was showing up for the JCET..
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Old 11-24-2013, 15:16   #34
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here are a couple images from the yearbook, which also is very simular to the ones the 10th group secretary has been procurring for years, notice the difference in coin edge, thickness of boarder and horse
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Old 11-24-2013, 15:24   #35
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Not sure which mold bennett is referring to but if he has the one longrange's coin was cast from...put me down for one.
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here are a couple images from the yearbook, which also is very simular to the ones the 10th group secretary has been procurring for years, notice the difference in coin edge, thickness of boarder and horse
Is that the 50th Yearbook that you are quoting?
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Not sure which mold bennett is referring to but if he has the one longrange's coin was cast from...put me down for one.
go to the next SFA 4-24 meeting... and meet him if you haven't already.
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Old 11-24-2013, 15:42   #38
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Guys my error, I am going brain dead, I got mine in 70 and I believe the first purchase by Col Greene was in 69. They were numbered for the first 100 and made of solid silver. The dates 67-68 are when 10th displaced to Devens minus Company A and the Berlin team we called Det A. In 69 I called up Mrs. A and asked to get the hell of the hill and did not care where. She said call back and when I did she said I was now on levee for 10th. I said Germany cool, she said no Devens, I asked where the heck was that. The rest they say is history. Sorry for the date screw up, just getting old and have trouble with CRS.
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Old 11-24-2013, 16:02   #39
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yes, the images are from the 50 year yearbook, but as you can see the images in the yearbook are fillers since there is no way the period coins were minted from the same mold as the one pictured. a coin check at one of the 4-24 SFA meetings would prove this (although they would all match longrange's coin).

I recall a framed pic in the command groups office with a couple coins in there aswell and a bit of history behind the coin, but those arn't from the same mold as the originals either, reproductions.

I have met don, cool guy. just not sure what mold he is referring to. .
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Col Greene was in command from Sept 68-Jul 1970, first 100 coins were from sterling silver sn on coin edge, with an "r" for manufacture halmark...came in a case like this:

proceeds were used to purchase a german wood carved statue

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Old 11-24-2013, 16:18   #41
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second batch (since it was such a hit) was made of a cheaper material to bring the cost down, silver coating.

along with one in carried condition
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Old 11-24-2013, 20:07   #42
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Col Greene was in command from Sept 68-Jul 1970, first 100 coins were from sterling silver sn on coin edge, with an "r" for manufacture halmark...came in a case like this:

proceeds were used to purchase a german wood carved statue
And that is the one I wanted.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:21   #43
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I left 10th for 8th in April 72 and have the exact same coin as longrange1947. I also have one of the newer ones and it is much different. I would also like to get one of the originals if anyone can find the mold.
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Old 11-25-2013, 19:26   #44
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Current issue coin, picked this up today...its the version available through the SFA and group secretary. this one was manufactured through a company called blackington
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:34   #45
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I got my first 10th Group coin from SGM Caviaini when I signed in at Group HQ during in-processing ('84). It was lost a few years ago in a sailing accident... MTN Goat replaced it for me (got 2 just in case) ... Now I need to find a place that has one of the old style engravers to get the info put on the 'new' coins. I had one done at a mall 'engraving shop and it sure is no nearly as deep as the what was done at Devens.

My most prized coin is from 2007, SGM Caviaini presented me with one of his MoH coins after SHOT... long story, TS, TR, AM, BrianH, Prester John and a couple of others were there... that was an interesting week in Orlando...
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