For the men and women of the US Marine Corps, the mission will never full be finished until all those who wear the uniform return home from duty.
Holding steadfast to a solemn oath, they refuse to abandon their comrades-in-arms to an uncertain fate. Fighting to secure their homecoming and uphold their honor, they carry the cause of freedom to every corner of the globe, battling America’s enemies in the name of their fellow warriors. As they continue the fight on near and distant shores, they inspire us all to stand watch with them until every American warrior has been recovered.
This coin is dedicated to the uncompromising vigilance and tireless dedication of all those who keep watch for America’s unsung heroes. The obverse features a rendering of the POW-MIA emblem, which contains a silhouetted warrior standing with his head slightly bowed in the shadow of a guard tower. The reverse bears the official seal of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Minted in a brass alloy, the obverse is hand-enameled in black, bringing the image of the missing prisoner into bold relief. The reverse contains a full color rendering of the U.S. Marine Corps Seal.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.