amazon-payments amex bitcoin cirrus discover fancy google-wallet interact jcb mastercard paypal stripe twitter visa diners-club dankort facebook google-plus instagram maestro pinterest rss tumblr vimeo youtube arrow-bottom arrow-right arrow-left arrow-top cross search user cart minus plus arrow-right-2 comment
An Item Was Added To Cart!

PayPal Accepted

Use Code GET5NOW to SAVE 5%

Continue Shopping
Have a Question?
info@rescuetees.com
Need Assistance? Contact us at: info@rescuetees.com

Black Helmet Still At War Thin Redline Challenge Coin

$18.99
Black Helmet Still At War Thin Redline Challenge Coin
Black Helmet Still At War Thin Redline Challenge Coin
Black Helmet Still At War Thin Redline Challenge Coin

Black Helmet Still At War Thin Redline Challenge Coin

$18.99
  • Product description
    • Remind everyone,

      We are still at war with terror.

      "Esto Paratus" Stay Ready!

      Antique Nickle

      Here is my favorite version of the history of the Challenge Coin. In WWI a particular Allied squadron all wore the same bronze medallion. Some pilots just carried it in their pockets like coins. One of them was shot down behind enemy lines and captured. He later escaped and was captured by his own allied forces. With no identification, he was going to be executed as a saboteur, but one of the officers recognized his medallion. Since it saved his life, the squadron decided they should have their medallions or coins on them at all times. To enforce this, if someone issued a challenge to see your coin/medallion and you could not produce it, you had to buy them a drink. If you did have your coin, they had to buy you a drink.

      This tradition has been carried from the military into the Fire/EMS/Law enforcement arena. Black Helmet Apparel is proud to continue this tradition..... Especially since someone got me at the last FDIC! 

      Just as your helmet is not merely a piece of equipment, a challenge coin is not only a token but also a tangible source of pride for America’s soldiers, firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel at every level in the chain of command. Commanders use them as on-the-spot awards. Senior military leaders often dole out their coins as gifts to foreign dignitaries or civilian VIPs.

      Coin checks are still a part of military life, and various punishments are still handed out for those found without their coin. (Some cruelly choose locations apt to yield a victory. Rules commonly followed specify that the coin must be carried at all times; neither shower nor latrine exempt one from producing his coin.) But it's only ever happened to me at the bar....... 

  • Shipping & returns
    • Shipping & returns
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • How can I contact you?

      Our customer service email is info@rescuetees.com

      How long does it take to receive my order?

      Orders typically take 7-10 Business days to ship depending on the order. All Rescue Tees orders are custom made and printed-on-demand. This allows us to be industry leading in the amount of designs we are able to offer.

      We do carry stock in our top sellers and sometimes those can ship the same day they are ordered. Orders can take up to 7-10 Business days to arrive depending on the level of customization and if it's a non-stock item. If you need your order sooner for an event or as a gift, please reach out to customer service and we will do our best to make sure it arrives on time.

      How can I track my order?

      You will receive an email upon creation of the shipping label, which means your order is getting ready to be shipped. You'll receive a link to track your order.

      How can I exchange an item?

      Hassle-free returns! Please email info@rescuetees.com with your name, order #, and reason for returning. If the exchange is due to a packaging error, defect, or manufacturing issue, we will cover the cost to return the item. If not, you just have to cover the shipping and we'll send you out a new item at no extra cost.

      *Exchanges must be made within 60 days from the date your item was ordered.

      *There are no returns for Monograms items. Those sales are final.

      Do you offer refunds?

      Absolutely. If you don't love your Resuce Tees item, we will refund your money. Refunds must be processed within 60 days of your purchase date. Item must be in the same condition as you received it.

Great Customer Service

We're here to help! If you have any questions about ordering, please email us. Our loyal customers deserve support around the clock.

Fast Shipping

Shopping online shouldn't feel like waiting for a dentist appointment. Our team will work to get your order to you as fast as possible.

Custom Made

Customization! Every order is custom made and printed on demand. There are no giant warehouses with rows of racks & boxes here!

BUY NOW

Paying Tribute

At Rescue Tees, we’re all about paying tribute to the brave men and women that risk their lives to keep us and our homes safe. To that end, we carry a wide selection of gifts, apparel and accessories for firefighters, paramedics and first responders, many of which are one-of-a-kind and fit any occasion.

Customer Reviews