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Department of the Navy Petty Officer 1st Class - a challenge coin?

KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

First of all...thank you for your service to all you Veterans.
I am fortunate at work, I get to help people every single day.
I work with plenty of Vets and homeless Vets among others.

A homeless gentleman Veteran I've been assisting with career navigation and getting into some Federally funded training gave me this and thanked me for what I've been assisting him with. I tried with all my might to turn it down politely. He ended up placing it on my desk and told me it was mine and the he would get another one lol. I ended up giving him a sincere thank you and told him I'm a life-long coin collector and so I really appreciate it as a surprise gesture.

Just wanted to share a sweet moment with all of you from a Veteran who is a good man and doing his best to re-integrate into the Workforce and society. He's working hard to get past his mental health barriers to be self sufficient and experience some true satisfaction from life once again.

Coins are Neato!

"If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright


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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,977 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice story. I think this will be a treasured part of your collection for some time now.
    Thanks for posting

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on your gift, very nice, and our prayers are with you and our brother's you are attending. Thanks for your help.

    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    a lot of us perry hall, he was a good friend to us all

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    lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great gift, have you graded it?

    LCoopie = Les
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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know that it was a tough decision for the OP to accept this particular gift, but bestowing a Challenge Coin is often a very special expression of recognition or appreciation, which certainly fits this situation.

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