Affectionately known as “the Rock”, United States Army Garrison (USAG) Baumholder plays a vital role in the deployment and support operations in the European, African, and Asian theaters. With a population of over 12,000 American soldiers, USAG Baumholder is one of the largest overseas concentrations of combat soldiers.
Maintaining two barracks near the town, Smith and Wetzel, USAG Baumholder has become an integral part of the German town’s economy, culture, and well-being. In fact, the Army operates twelve local churches, a cinema, a PX, and a hospital while the soldiers spend their hard earned paychecks patronizing local businesses.
Minted from bronze, and accented with bold colored enamel on each side, this medallion is dedicated to the proud men and women who serve in Baumholder, Germany. The obverse features the coat of arms of Baumholder, as well as the date the US Army established its first training grounds there. The reverse displays the country of Germany, with a red star to highlight the location of Baumholder.
This is a surplus NWTM item.
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