4th Marine Division

$12.99

This diamond-shaped brass coin salutes the 4th Division of the U.S. Marines. Struck in a brass alloy, this coin has an attractive use of enamel, making a striking impression. The reverse contains the logo of the Marines set in a semitransparent red enamel that allows the look of radiance.

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This diamond-shaped brass coin salutes the 4th Division of the U.S. Marines. Struck in a brass alloy, this coin has an attractive use of enamel, making a striking impression. The reverse contains the logo of the Marines set in a semitransparent red enamel that allows the look of radiance.

The mission of the 4th Marine Division is to provide trained combat and combat support personnel and units to augment and reinforce the active component in time of war, national emergency, and at other times as national security requires; and have the capability to reconstitute the Division, if required.

Formed originally in World War II, the 4th Marine Division was the first division of Marines to go directly into combat from the United States, landing and fighting heroically at Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Twelve members of the division received the Congressional Medal of Honor. For its victories on Saipan and Tinian, the Division received the Presidential Unit Citation, and a star was later added to this award for the Division’s participation in the assault in Iwo Jima. A memorial park on the slopes of Haleakala on Maui commemorates the 4th MarDiv.

The 4th was deactivated following World War II, but reactivated in 1966 as the lead division in the Marine Corps Reserve. Based at the F. Edward Hebert Defense Complex, some of its divisions supported Desert Storm, Hurricane Katrina relief, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom

Each coin measures a 2 inch x 2 inch (50mm) diamond.

™ United States Marine Corps. Officially Licensed Product of the United States Marine Corps (www.marines.com and 1.800.marines)

This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.

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