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I DIDN'T PROMISE YOU A ROSE GARDEN


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#1 BEAST

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:39 AM

JUNE 20, 1972--VMA(AW)-533 with A-6A Intruders arrived at the remote jungle base of Nam Phong, known as the "Rose Garden," in the east central plains of Thailand in juxtaposition to the NVN attacks in the SVN highlands. Roads, aircraft parking and storage areas had been hacked out of the jungle by a joint USN/USMC engineering team in preparing this advance base. Between 23 May and 18 June the following Marine Corps units had arrived in preparation for operations against the invading NVN forces: Task Force Delta; VMGR-152, Det "D" with KC-130 Hercules; H&MS-36, Det "D" with CH-46 Sea Knights; VMFA-115 with F-4B Phantom IIs and VMFA-232 with F-4J Phantom IIs. For more history on MCAS NAM PHONG see: www.namphong.com



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#2 River Patrol

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:52 AM

Nice patch! And an excellent summary of the history.

There are a variety of "Rose Garden" patches out there. This is one I haven't seen before.

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:16 AM

Just came across this thread.
I agree, Great looking patch.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:31 AM

Thank you both very much!

River Patrol, My apologies for not responding sooner.


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