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show us your patches!

bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
as you can see, this one off a flight suit is hanging on a wall with rusty thumb tacks.....
lets see all yours!
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Retired Naval Aviation
Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
Former NSSA All American
Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
MO, CT, VA.
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  • prangleprangle Member Posts: 1,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    199th Light Infantry Bgde Dec 1967 to Dec 1968
    Patch.jpg
  • Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
    edited November -1
    As opposed to those organizations where they wore the patch of their present unit on their left shoulder, the patch of the unit there former unit on their right shoulder, and the patch of the unit they wanted to be in on their chest, I was in the USMC that didn't need no stink'n patches.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    i came here to bring good memories back.
    if you dont have a patch, then post your k-bar.[:D]
    when i was kid, my neighbor brought out his uncles korean war pilot helmet to wear when we rode our go-karts down the hill. we were being like steve canyon. it stuck in my mind and never forgot it.
    it helped make me the aviator i became. its things like patches that kids like. they like to touch things, not listen to old koots. so, if youre lucky to have more than bad memories or tattoos to show everyone, post it here so others can enjoy.[;)]
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    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • DancesWithSheepDancesWithSheep Member Posts: 12,937 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Lighten up, Bob. All Ray was saying is that Marines don't wear patches. If it will make you feel better, I'll post a pic of the tiger stripe hi-rise briefs I had made up for me in Danang.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    hey! why not!
    btw...patches were important in the navy. that way they could i.d. the dead floating corpse if a plane ditched.
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    f4.jpg
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • divecopdivecop Member Posts: 778 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I wish I knew how to post pictures. I still have a few patches left.
  • 196 lib196 lib Member Posts: 8 ✭✭
    edited November -1
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Hey 196 LIB- What years were you with the burning rope?? 68-71 for me..
  • blackpowdermaxblackpowdermax Member Posts: 130 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • sandwarriorsandwarrior Member Posts: 5,453 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    196lib,

    I had a E7/1SG when I was in '81-'85 name of John Kendall in the Americal Division. Ever hear of him? As usual a lot of people in a division so no biggy if you didn't know him.
  • jlundy46jlundy46 Member Posts: 7 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Here is the Patch for Task Force 115, known as Operation Market Time. We patrolled the coastal areas and supported other units in coastal and riverine ops.


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  • joeaf1911a1joeaf1911a1 Member Posts: 3,340
    edited November -1
    Sorry for butting in but here is our 3rd Inf Div patch and 7th Inf Reg.
    Crest.

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  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by joeaf1911a1
    Sorry for butting in.....

    Joe,

    You're family and a valued member. Don't ever forget it.
  • Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
    edited November -1
    Joe- I second Danny's comment; it's a good day when I see that you have posted!!
  • joeaf1911a1joeaf1911a1 Member Posts: 3,340
    edited November -1
    Thanks guys for the kind words. I figure there are not too many of us
    from WW 2 or Korea here and this is the closest forum to us. Thanks for
    not keeping us out.
  • br549br549 Member Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    don't have no patches
  • peabopeabo Member Posts: 3,098
    edited November -1
    Since someone brought this old thread back up, check these out. This is not mine, but on a flight jacket of an acquaintance of mine who has passed away. I now have his jacket.

    [img][/img]100_0536.jpg

    [img][/img]100_0538.jpg

    [img][/img]100_0539.jpg


    Thanks---Peabo
  • Old-ColtsOld-Colts Member Posts: 22,702 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    My Utility (Winter) Flight Jacket; I never updated the Centurion patch with the 200 patch.

    I never put patches on the leather one! [:D]

    PB Picture removed.

    PB Picture removed.

    If you can't feel the music; it's only pink noise!

  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    we use to pity anyone from midway![:D]
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • Old-ColtsOld-Colts Member Posts: 22,702 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bobski
    we use to pity anyone from midway![:D]Trust me, the Midway was a fresh water making machine, very seldom did we go on water hours and when we did it was because we gave water to other ships in the Gulf. The Ranger, on the other hand, was a break down piece of, well.......! [:D]

    Now, the Island on the other hand, that would be a big YEP!

    If you can't feel the music; it's only pink noise!

  • kr6ngkr6ng Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well since this is my first post , i am not sure how to send an image of my patch .I saved it as a bmp but dont see a way to insert it here . help me with this
    kr6ng
  • kr6ngkr6ng Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    [img][/img]patch.gif
    special forces patch, for Ray B , the patch on the left sleeve is the unit you are assigned to. A patch on the right sleeve is of a unit you served with in combat.
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,741 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Here's the patch which represents my first unit when I was a member with Mike 3/4 from 1961 to 1963:

    [img][/img]ThunderingThird.png


    http://thundering-third.org/
    What's next?
  • recon6970@yahoo.com[email protected] Member Posts: 1 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Classic095
    Hey 196 LIB- What years were you with the burning rope?? 68-71 for me..
  • sarge22853sarge22853 Member Posts: 12 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Patches? What patches?
  • Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 12,880 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hello, my brothers. Glad to be here. This is my first post on GunBroker.

    I was a Forward Air Controller for all of 1971. Because I flew a highly covert mission, we didn't have patches. We flew in "sterile" fatigues, flight suits or sometimes shorts and tee shirt: no name, no rank, and no ID card.But we did have these "generic" patches around. Oh the mission patch is a bit of an understatement; I flew 300 missions.

    FACpatch.jpg
    I may be a bit crazy - but I didn't drive myself.
  • Jim RauJim Rau Member Posts: 3,550
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by kr6ng
    [img][/img]patch.gif
    special forces patch, for Ray B , the patch on the left sleeve is the unit you are assigned to. A patch on the right sleeve is of a unit you served with in combat.


    That was also one of mine. I wore the 'Greenie Beeny' but not in RVN.
    B Co., 5th Bn., 19th SF Group (NG) Team A521 (1980-1988)[^]
  • Jim RauJim Rau Member Posts: 3,550
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Rocky Raab
    Hello, my brothers. Glad to be here. This is my first post on GunBroker.

    I was a Forward Air Controller for all of 1971. Because I flew a highly covert mission, we didn't have patches. We flew in "sterile" fatigues, flight suits or sometimes shorts and tee shirt: no name, no rank, and no ID card.But we did have these "generic" patches around. Oh the mission patch is a bit of an understatement; I flew 300 missions.

    FACpatch.jpg


    Rocky,
    What type of aircraft were you in and what was your AO in 71? We may have been involved in somethings together!!![;)]
  • EupherEupher Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm a little too young for Vietnam, but I did serve a 20-year career. Here are some of my patches:

    Served almost 9 years here, and saw the Wall come down:

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    ASA School Brigade, Ft. Devens:
    ASA.gif

    Later, it reflagged to this:
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    Ft. Devens itself (the FORSCOM patch):
    ForcesCommand.gif

    2ndADpatch.jpg

    After the Gulf War (to which I wasn't invited), I served briefly here before it reflagged:

    8ID.jpg

    To this:
    1AD.jpg

    In 1AD, I served twice.
  • tommcgiffintommcgiffin Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bandido Charlie Co, Company C of the 5-60th Mech with member Tom Beck holding his unit's Mech flag

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  • 11echo11echo Member Posts: 1,001 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    3 SQD., 12th CAV ..this is the pendant off my track A-15
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  • old_ironsightsold_ironsights Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    82nd United States Army Security Agency Special Operation Unit
    (cover name 3rd Radio Research Unit) Tan Sou Nhut, Phu Bai SVN

    http://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/vigilance_park/origins_of_asa.shtml


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  • 32 Magnum32 Magnum Member Posts: 820 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Originally posted by old_ironsights
    82nd United States Army Security Agency Special Operation Unit
    (cover name 3rd Radio Research Unit) Tan Sou Nhut, Phu Bai SVN

    I was with the 335th RR Co at Dong Tam, etc. 9th Inf Div and then with the 1st RR Co (AVN) Cam Rahn - Crazy Cats - 1969-70 - we sent our intercept to your folks at Phu Bai, real time from over Laos.
    I passed through Ton Son Nhut a couple times. I was a 98G - voice intercept operator and an 04B Interpreter/Translator.
    Jim Hauff
  • tommcgiffintommcgiffin Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    bandido charlie patch
    patchone.jpg
  • lindalecowboylindalecowboy Member Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bobski
    as you can see, this one off a flight suit is hanging on a wall with rusty thumb tacks.....
    lets see all yours!
    127-2746_IMG.jpg


    Got one of those and I'll have to dig out my old jacket and see if I can post a SARA patch.

    Great thread there Bobski
  • NavyWolfNavyWolf Member Posts: 1 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    U.S. Navy
    Helicopter (Attack) Light Squadron Three (HAL-3)
    Served June 1968 - Jan 1970 - - Doorgunner/Crew Chief (UH-1B Gunships)
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  • onepopperonepopper Member Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In reverse order, HAL3 1971, 1972, Hueys, Airframes div chief, crew chief, door gunner; HC-5 1971, 1970, H3, H2K, Rescue swimmer, Ordnance div chief; VP-40 P-3, P5M, Crew chief, Airframes div chief 1970,1965; AMD Brunswick, ME, Airframes div chief, 1965,1961; NAS Bermuda, VP-49, 1961, 1959, P5M Crew chief, Line div chief, Aircrew div chief; VS-32,1959,1956 S2F, Antisubmarine aircrew; VC-12, 1956,1952, AD3-W, Air early warning radar operator.

    Sorry, I have all the patches, but can't post them. Don't have a camera.
  • sarge22853sarge22853 Member Posts: 12 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Patches, what patches????[8]
  • Scratch5foxtrotScratch5foxtrot Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    3/1, 1st MarDiv
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