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Attention on Deck
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors of the USS Semmes Association has canceled the 2020 reunion.
Our wish is for everyone to remain healthy and safe. We will keep you informed of the plans for our next reunion.
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USS Semmes DDG-18 Crew Challenge Coin
What is a Challenge coin?
The tradition of identifying a military organization or unit by a special medallion or coin became popular during WW I. This was usually presented to a member by the units leader.
Why is it called a Challenge coin?
During WW I, A challenger would ask to see the medallion, if the challenged could not produce a medallion, they were
required to buy a drink of choice for the member who challenged them. If the challenged member produced a medallion,
then the challenging member was required to pay for the drink.
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