US NAVY - USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - CVN-69 Challenge Coin With Velvet Case For Sale
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US NAVY - USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - CVN-69 Challenge Coin With Velvet Case:
US NAVY - USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - CVN-69 Challenge Coin. Come with special velvet case
This is a great looking US NAVY - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 challenge coin. Coin has reeded edges and is about 1 9/16" in diameter. Front side of coin is printed and colorized while the rear side is raised lettering and gold plated. Coin is contained in an acrylic air tight holder.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) ("IKE") is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the United States Navy. Commissioned in 1977, the ship is the second of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers currently in service, and is the first ship named after the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The vessel was initially named simply as USS Eisenhower, much like the lead ship of the class Nimitz, but the name was changed to its present form on 25 May 1970.The carrier, like all others of her class, was constructed at Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia, with the same design as the lead ship, although the ship has been overhauled twice to bring her up to the standards of those constructed more recently.
Since commissioning, Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in deployments including Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980, as well as the Gulf War in the 1990s, and more recently in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.