Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.167.1
Dimensions: 1/8 in X 1 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: A gift in memory of those lost at FOB Chapman on 12-30-2009
Challenge coin bearing the insignia of the Central Intelligence Agency on one side and Osama bin Laden’s likeness crossed out on the other. Text on the coin reads: “For God and Country Geronimo | 1 May 2011” and bears the serial number 396.
About a week after the May 1, 2011, raid in which Osama bin Laden and his associates were killed, President Barack Obama and Leon Panetta, the Director of Central Intelligence, held a ceremony honoring individuals who were directly involved in the raid’s planning and execution. At the event, President Obama and DCI Panetta handed out challenge coins commemorating the success of Operation Neptune Spear.