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Friday, June 03, 2005

Speaking of Google

Reader Mark was looking for some Defense Language Institute challenge coins. I wasn't any help locating a source from which to buy any, but at least I can show some examples of coins bestowed on the field of competition.

The first coin on the left I received in addition to one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the Millenium Games (Non-Resident). We also brought home the Best Unit in Language (Korean) Trophy (below). Yeah, this was back in the day when I was a "zipper-suited Sun God" on the Electric Herk.

The red coin in the middle was awarded to me for managing the video training studio for the 1999 Non-Resident Games.

The coin on the right was given to me for participating in the Resident Games in (I think) 1994. We brought home no medals, but my partner (a native Korean lady actually trained as an Air Force Arabic linguist) and I scored points that led to our bringing home the Best Unit trophy.


  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger airforcewife said…

    My brother only carries the coin the chaplain gave him while he was in Iraq. When I asked him why, because he's damn cheap and I can't imagine him buying ANYONE drinks, he said,

    "Who's going to have a coin from a higher power than God?"

    I'm not sure how far that logic takes him...


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