Artillery Unit Crest Patches, Decals,
Hats and Unit Hat Patches, Challenge Coins
|All the proceeds from
the sale of these 5 items will go to the 1/83rd Reunion
a. 1/83rd Unit Crest Patch (3.25"h x 2.75"w) - $6 each.
Here is a photo.
b. 1/83rd Unit Crest Decal (Decal is round 3.5" x 3.5") - $5 each. Here is a
c. 1/83rd Hat (Adjustable-Black only) - $20 each. Here is a
d. 1/83rd Unit Hat Patch (same patch as is on the 1/83rd
hat, 3"h x 6"w) - $6 each.
Here is a photo.
e. 1/83rd Challenge
Coins (Available in 2 versions, one with firebase
names and one without, please specify which version you
want when ordering, 1.75" diameter) - $25 each.
Here is a photo.
Shipping and handling is included in the above prices.
Check, Money Order or Cash only, no credit cards.
To order the
above items only,
contact Bill Taggart at
(my contact info is also on the Roster). Make sure you
supply your mailing address and phone number when making your request.
History of the Challenge Coin
have asked about the origin of the Challenge Coin. Here
are a few things that I have found but more is also
available if you go to Google and search for "history
of the challenge coin".
A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually
military), bearing an organization's insignia or emblem
and carried by the organization's members.
Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when
challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are
also collected by service members.
If someone claimed to be part of a unit you could
"Challenge" them to prove that they were and that the
coin was shown as a means of proof.
Here is more on this subject...
The items below
have to be purchased directly from the Vendor, not
through Bill Taggart. The sale of all of these items
does not benefit the 1/83rd Artillery Reunion
your ring go to this website and then:
Click on the ARMY banner.
Then select "Battalions,
Divisions, Regiments & Units" and scroll down to the
83rd Field Artillery Regiment.
After that you have a
4-step procedure to build the ring the way you want it.
After Step 4.
is an example, you can make several modifications.
Department of the Army Pamphlet 670–1
Uniform and Insignia
Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and
is a large file and may take a little while to fully
Pages 175-176 of this
document mentions the wearing of Branch Insignia. I have
this here because some have questioned the appearance of
some unit merchandise where there are crossed cannons
with "83" on the top and "1" on the bottom like this...
In addition, here is a more on this
Artillery Unit Crest Merchandise
has several items available with our unit crest and
The 183rd merchandise starts
at the bottom of this page.
More 1/83rd Artillery Merchandise
This is the
same vendor as the previous one but it is what is
available on Amazon.
Artillery Unit Crest Pin
The Supply Room
(Code 49710 (DUI-0083E))
Price as of 4/9/15 $7.65 for one
Flying Tigers (Army/Navy Surplus)
(Code SKU U464)
Price as of 4/9/15 $10.75 for one
(Formerly Uniform Accessories Unlimited)
Price as of 4/9/15 $14.75 for two
vendors all offer the same quality 83rd Artillery Unit Crest
"I have bought from all 3 of
these vendors and they are identical in quality, all are
24th Corps Items
Link courtesy of Jim Braun (1/83rd -
Order Military Medals
Medals of America
USA Military Medals
Misc Military Medals,
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts offers 1/83rd merchandise
in 2 varieties, one showing an 8-inch and one showing a 175mm. Here is a sample
and you can click here to see a larger photo.
The following items are available:
Pull over Hoodie
These are available in sizes Small-5XL.