This is the honor or challenge coin that was given to all dads at out church on Fathers day. They had to line up, shoulder to shoulder, and the pastor went around blessing them and handing each a coin personally. There were about 200 men in our service and Vanessa said the same in her service. You can learn more about the military honor or challenge coin at this website. If this link takes you nowhere, please put in the address yourself to check it out. I still havent mastered the link thing yet. If not please go to globalsecurity.org/military/intro/coin.htm. That should do it.