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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 3, January 20, 2008, Article 31

CHALLENGE COINS ISSUED TO HONOR HELICOPTER CRASH VICTIMS

[A friend of three victims of a helicopter crash is
honoring them and remembering them with challenge
"coins." -Editor]

A friend of one of the three Air Evac Lifeteam crew members
killed Dec. 30 in a helicopter crash in Colbert County has
found a unique way to honor the victims and assure they
are always remembered by their peers.

Michael Sheedy will have challenge coins printed in honor
of Michael Baker, Tiffany Miles and Allan Bragwell.

Sheedy got to know Baker when Baker was a U.S. Coast Guard
pilot, through Sheedy’s work in the Law Enforcement Aviation
Coalition. The coalition is a Winthrop Harbor, Ill.-based
organization that helps provide air support for law
enforcement and rescue agencies at no cost.

“I thought this would be a perfect tribute, one that I
can carry with me every day,” Sheedy said.

A challenge coin helps signify membership in an organization
to help promote unity and morale. It has long been used by
members of military units, but the tradition has expanded
those in civilian emergency fields, as well as other
organizations.

An image of the coin can be found at
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“Right now, I just have my e-mail up there,” Sheedy said.
 “I’m trying to gauge what the interest will be so I’ll
know how many to order. The more that are ordered, the
less expensive the coin. All the money will go to the
families, and I’ll cover any additional cost if needed.”

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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