194th FA Regiment Coin

The 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery battalion of the United States Army National Guard. It is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division in the Iowa Army National Guard as its direct support battalion.

Originally the 1st Battalion 194th Field Artillery was formed on 26 February 1943 from two other units – the 2nd Battalion 125th Field Artillery Regiment and the 1st Battalion 185th Field Artillery Regiment. Both of these units were part of the 34th Infantry Division, which was half from Minnesota and half from Iowa. This newly formed artillery battalion was equipped with 155 mm howitzers with a General Support (GS) mission to the 34th Infantry Division.

The custom challenge coin that we built for them was ordered to commemorate their participation in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel 2020-2021 in Afghanistan. Soldiers from 1st Battalion 194th Field Artillery Regiment conducted a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) mission utilizing the Land-based Phalanx Weapon System in various locations in Afghanistan.

The challenge coin, as you can see from the photos, is quite unique and distinguishable, even with minimum elements and decorations. Only the insignia of the 34th Infantry Division was engraved on one side, and an engraving of an artillery gun on the other side.

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Finished Coin (Front)

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Finished Coin (Back)

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