Contributed Stories

October 24, 2019

My wife and I were on the Gettysburg Battlefield recently.  As we approached our car to leave Devil's Den area, I saw a man at his vehicle next to ours.  We looked at each other and he noticed that I had on a Vietnam Veteran hat, and I noticed his Desert Storm Veteran hat.  He came over to me and we both exchanged the "Thank you for your service" greeting.  Next, the man shook my hand, pressed something into my palm, and left.  I looked at the item and it was this coin.

Did the coin have a special meaning for him?  Did it belong to his father or another relative?  Did he just randomly give it to me?  I'll never know.  - Tom McCallum