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    Being military getting coined has a special meaning. I have been coined many times during my 23 years that I served. The last time I got coined was on the side of 2nd Marine Divisions MSR ( Main Supply Route ) after a altercation with some Iraqi's that did not end well for them.

    On Thursday 26 May 2011 I was coined again. This time by a good friend, and fellow HERD member. I think this coin means more to me than any coin I have been given. And you can bet your ARSE I will have it on me anytime you see me.

    Thanks Jeff (wndchsr), you don't know how much that gesture means to me.

    "I love long walks on the beach with my wife, until my
    medication wears off and I realize I'm just dragging a stolen
    mannequin around a Walmart parking lot"

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    Re: Getting Coined

    My friend.........the honor was all mine.
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    • #3

      Re: Getting Coined

      That is way to cool and a way to thank you! I would like to find out more about coining others as well.
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      • #4

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        It is a long time honored tradition Frank and is a very serious gesture. Giving a coin is as much of an honor as it is to receive.
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        • #5

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          My BIL is a colonel in the NG (full time) and when he was promoted to full colonel last year he gave coins to his sisters and others that had helped his family. Very cool thing to do Jeff.
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          • #6

            Re: Getting Coined

            I can see that wnd...and as a family member with a high level of military background, I can relate! It would be an honor to tribute those such as what you did with DDB. That is way to cool! Hats of to ya!
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            2010 FLHX - Street Glide
            HERD MEMBER #00003

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            • #7

              Re: Getting Coined

              Yes Frank its a big deal. Now if I get caught without it, I have to buy Mr. Sunblock a drink. LOL

              On a serious note, it goes back to the Greek / Roman times. It is a very personal gesture between Warriors to either say thanks or recognize achievements. One of the reasons that I don't take Jeff's gift lightly.
              "I love long walks on the beach with my wife, until my
              medication wears off and I realize I'm just dragging a stolen
              mannequin around a Walmart parking lot"

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              • #8

                Re: Getting Coined

                I have 2 Colonel (my age) right now serving not counting the privates....Way but way to honorable!
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                2010 FLHX - Street Glide
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                  • #10

                    Re: Getting Coined

                    That is really cool!
                    HERD Member #114
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                    • #11

                      Re: Getting Coined

                      I like this thread !
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                      "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used and worn out, loudly proclaiming, "WOW!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!"

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                      • #12

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                        Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

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                        • #13

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                          This is too cool, Being coined is some of the best days I have had over here. Great gesture (I sure he knows) Jeff..
                          Very nice DDB..

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                          • #14

                            Re: Getting Coined

                            That's awesome, Jeff!! DDB, congrats and Thanks for your Service!! Ooo-Rahhh!!
                            OFFICIAL HERD MEMBER #83
                            2011 RoadGlide Custom Black Denim
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                            • #15

                              Re: Getting Coined

                              Great gesture, between great men.

                              Congratulations
                              HERD member #0078
                              '11 FLHX103 Street Glide

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                              • #16

                                Re: Getting Coined

                                Very nice ...congratulations to both of you ........g
                                This reply was sent from my mind, using my Android and a couple of my fingers ....okay ..one finger ....g

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                                • #17

                                  Re: Getting Coined

                                  DAMN!

                                  Thats fantastic!
                                  JC
                                  Is it time for Herdstock yet?!?!?
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                                  • #18

                                    Re: Getting Coined

                                    Very nice jesture! Very cool!
                                    Jeff
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                                    • #19

                                      Re: Getting Coined

                                      I am not a veteran myself, but being a military contractor, I understand and respect the tradition of coining. And I have been coined several times, with my favorite being the dog tag shaped on on the far left. I received that fro an Army LTC, in charge of the heavy tactical vehicle group in Detroit.
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                                      • #20

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                                        Very cool fellers! Not only to wnd for giving but for DDB to have received. As Dixie said "I like this thread !" Thanks guys for doing your do.
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