Fort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astride the Kentucky–Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee (post address is located in Kentucky). Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The fort is named in honor of Union Army Brigadier General William Bowen Campbell, the last Whig Governor of Tennessee.
The Fort Campbell parachute demonstration team was established in 1958 during the infancy of precision freefall as the Army’s first such team—pre-dating the Golden Knights, United States Army Parachute Team, by one year. Early team members were soldiers who volunteered their free time in order to perform quality parachute demonstrations. In 1984, the 101st command group opted to form a full-time parachute team, known as the “Screaming Eagles”. The “Screaming Eagles” perform more than 60 parachute demonstrations each year in front of an average viewing audience of 5,000 spectators. The team has a diverse background of Army Military Occupational Specialties and at this time has seven members.
This coin is dedicated to the fighting men and women of the Fort Campbell personnel and staff. Minted in bronze and given antique finish, this coin is imbued with bold colorful enamel on both sides.
Each coin measures 2.17″ (55mm) x 2.25″ (56mm) irregular shape.
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