Working Dog K9 Handler Military And Police Challenge Coin
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Working Dog K9 Handler Military And Police Challenge Coin:
THIS IS A NICE
MILITARY K9 POLICE WORKING DOG
The coin is black with a German Shepherds head and paw prints on the front.Also, it says K9 Police. On the backside it says, "IN DOGS WE TRUST WITH PAWS WE BUST."It has a huge paw print colored with Ole Faithful's colors. It is1.6 inches in diameter and embossed on both sides.
BRIEF BACKGROUND OF MILITARY K9s:
The military working dog has been around since the beginning of warfare. In 1942, the US Army had a K-9 Corps. The term K-9 comes from the phonetic term "Canine." During WWII nearly all breeds both big and little were used. The dogs served in the following capacity sentry duty, scout and patrol, message running, and mine detection (Explosives). Today, you can add the job of sniffing out narcotics.
Due to different qualities needed in the dogs it was decided that the “German Shepherd” would be the working dog of choice because they could handle all types of service, climates, and be bred to meet Department of Defense (DoD) needs.
The Army trained working dogs for all services initially, and then the job was passed to each respective service for a short period. But, in 1957, the DoD tasked the Air Force to purchase and train sentry dogs for the Army, Navy and Marines.
Today these military dogs are still hard at work in the pacific region, and Afghanistan and Iraq supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
NOTE: Never personally given any of the coins. They are from either purchases of collections or from professional makers of military challenge coins. Allcoins are guaranteed to be in excellent condition.
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