Army Rangers demand nothing but the best from themselves and constantly push past their own limits to achieve victory.
The United States invasion of Grenada began at dawn on 25 October 1983. The United States and a coalition of six Caribbean nations invaded the island nation of Grenada, 100 miles (160 km) north of Venezuela. Codenamed Operation Urgent Fury by the U.S. military, it resulted in military occupation within a few days. It was triggered by the strife within the People’s Revolutionary Government, which resulted in the house arrest and execution of the previous leader and second Prime Minister of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, and the establishment of the Revolutionary Military Council, with Hudson Austin as chairman. The invasion resulted in the appointment of an interim government, followed by elections in 1984.
Pledging always to fight on the front lines against America’s enemies, Rangers volunteer to confront the enemy’s most dangerous elements head-on. Without fail, when the call of battle is sounded, Army Rangers can be counted on to lead the way. The obverse features the Urgent Fury emblems superimposed over a map of Grenada, rendered in detailed 3D UV-print. The Reverse features the Ranger Eagle with the motto “Sua Sponte” and “Rangers Lead The Way” inscribed.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.