I think this will answer some of your questions: http://www.17thinfantry.com/history.asphttp://www.17thinfantry.com/korea.asphttp://www.7thinfantry.com/forums/t...?TOPIC_ID=95
I was told by the sgt. that gave it to me that any time you are out
(EM club)for us. If you ask another Buffalo GI if he has his Nickle with him, and he does, you buy him a beer. If he doesn't he owes you a beer.
I ran into an old friend I served with in Korea about 20 years later and one of the first things he ask was "do you have your nickle"
And I said "yes" because I still had it and I still carried it.
He bought me a beer.
"This quarter will capture the imagination of Americans," said Deputy Director Lebryk. "It evokes remarkable pieces of North Dakota history – wild buffalo herds and the rugged landscape of the Badlands."
The reverse of the North Dakota quarter also bears the inscriptions "North Dakota" and "1889," the year North Dakota was admitted into the Union, becoming our Nation's 39th state. The North Dakota quarter is the 39th coin in the 50 State Quarters series and the fourth commemorative quarter-dollar released in 2006.
Following the ceremony, Deputy Director Lebryk, Governor Hoeven, First Lady Mikey Hoeven, Lieutenant Governor Dalrymple and the 17th Infantry Regiment and Company H re-enactors handed out shiny, new North Dakota quarters to the children in the crowd. Adults lined up to exchange their bills for $10 rolls of North Dakota quarters.