The profile of General Pershing was the Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in the First World War, thus his profile is displayed. The four stars refer to Gen. Pershing’s rank. The sword stands for military strength, the laurel wreath is a symbol of victory, and the dates are the years of the occupation of Germany after the First World War. On the reverse side, the eagle, representing the United States, is perched over the castle denoting the American occupation of Koblenz, the symbolic gateway to Germany. The three stars correspond to the Third Army, comprised of the occupation forces of Germany.