555th Parachute Infantry Regiment - The Triple Nickles
Your Military Ring was filed, sanded polished and enameled by hand. The detail is stunning, the symbolism is timeless and a guaranteed conversation starter. This ring is durable enough to be passed down for several generations.
- Custom made for you, 2 weeks or better to ship
- Available in ring sizes 8 through 15+ US.
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- Item arrives in solid packaging.
- Free Engraving - just make a note at check out.
- Available in Sterling Silver or Gold Vermeil.
** Note, Gold Vermeil is a heavy coating of 14K Yellow Gold. Like all coatings, it will wear off. Underneath the Vermeil is solid sterling silver.
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In Feb. 29, the Triple Nickels will be awarded the Buffalo Soldiers Medal of Valor. The medal was created in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2014 by John Taylor Jr., a veteran and Buffalo Soldiers camp director. It was created to honor African Americans, living and deceased. The medal is presented and housed annually in Washington, D.C., at the African American Civil War Museum.
The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was a pioneering paratrooper unit of the United States Army. Instated in 1943 during World War II, the unit was given the unprecedented and undeniably dangerous job of jumping into forests that were set on fire by the nation’s enemy at war. The unit was nicknamed the Triple Nickles because of its numerical designation and because 17 of the original 20-member "colored test platoon" came from the 92nd Infantry Division, or Buffalo Division. Hence, the nickname Buffalo Nickles, symbolized by three buffalo nickels joined in a triangle. The unit’s 75-year legacy intersects with USDA Forest Service history in a very special way.