Obverse Design

The challenge coin has a two insignia in the center, staggered with one in front of the other. The back insignia is the 82nd Airborne Division insignia which consists of a large square with a circle inside. Inside the circle are the letters "AA". The inner legs of the "A"'s are vertical and the outside legs are curved. Above the square is a arc banner which says "AIRBORNE". The "AA" refers to the nickname "All American Division" which was adopted by the organization in France during World War I. The 325th Airborne Regiment is part of the 82nd Airborne Division. The front insignia is that of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. It is in the shape of a shield within a shield. The inner shield has a horizontal divider. Above the divider in a circle is a temple. This temple is from the state seal of Georgia, where the unit was formed. Below the divider is the cross of Lorraine (in France) and is a reminder of the heavy service by the unit in World War I in France. Below the inner shield is a banner with the unit motto "Let's Go".

The legend along the upper edge of the medal says "325TH AIRBORNE INFANTRY REGIMENT". Along the lower edge of the medal it says in quotes "LET's GO". The coin has a smooth plain raised edge, and a plain and smooth background.

Reverse Design

The central design of the reverse consists of two badges staggered with one in front of the other. The highest badge is a glider with featured wings. This is the U.S. Army Glider badge. In front of it and a little lower is a parachute with feathered wings on it. This is the badge of a Parachutist. Below the badges is a raised smooth rectangle. This is where the name of the receipient can be engraved.

Along the upper edge of the medal it says "WW-II DOMINICAN REPUBLIC". Along the lower edge of the medal it says "PANAMA KUWAIT GRENADA". The coin has a smooth plain raised edge, and a plain and smooth background.

Metal Bronze finish, metal unknown. Weight Unknown. Size and Shape Round, 39 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown, after the Persian Gulf War (1991).
Issuer 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Common. Manufacturer Unknown. Source Plowman Collection.
Varieties There is another variety with the same design, but with color added.
Population Count As of November 27, 2002 these are being offered regularly by ebay seller 'dkmilitary' for an opening bid of $10.99 plus $1.50 shipping. They are readily available on ebay.
Historical Note

The 325th Regiment was formed in 1917 during World War I. After participation in World War II as the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment it was redesignated as the 325th Airborne Infantry on December 15, 1948. At the time of Operation Just Cause the 325th Airborne Infantry was based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In the early morning hours of December 20th, 1989, the 4th Battalion "Gold Falcons" performed a combat jump on the Tocumen-Torrijos Airport complex outside of Panama City. This was the first combat jump for the 325th Regiment since World War II. After the jump the 4th Battalion performed a helicopter assault on Fort Cimmarron. Delta company was tasked to stay behind and secure another airport within Panama City. It was during this operation on December 21, 1989 when Private James A. Taber Jr. was struck by a sniper's bullet and killed.