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Remembering the 85th Support Command’s history
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Daniel Jaquint, left, Chief of Staff, 85th Support Command, explains the 85th Support Command’s coin to Kenneth Clarke, right, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, June 5, 2017. The coin displays an image of the command’s namesake, General George Armstrong Custer, in the center on one side and the command’s iconic green and red “CD” patch on the reverse side. The coin includes the 85th Support Command’s World War II campaign streamers, and the names of four Soldiers, who were awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II, are etched around the rim of the coin. The 85th Support Command’s lineage began as the 85th Infantry Division at Camp Custer, Michigan, where the division was nicknamed the “Custer Division,” on Aug. 5, 1917. The Division was deactivated in 1945 following World War II, then later reactivated in Chicago on February 19, 1947 into the U.S. Army Reserve as a training division. The 85th Spt. Cmd. is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Berogan/Released)