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120201-F-LP903-008.JPG Photo By: nd Lt. David MurphyReleased

Historians have a difficult time tracing this particular tradition back to its roots, but for centuries coins have been an important part of military service. Presenting a service member with a coin is one way in which leaders can show their appreciation for the service member’s hard work and dedication. (U.S Air Force Photo by 2nd Lt. David Murphy/Released)


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