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#26 FRISCAN

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:08 AM

Thank you for the reply.

I believe it was Brig. General Preston Brown (Oct 1918?) that designed the final or agreed upon 3rd Division insignia. The regulation 3-white stripes represented the three major operations preceding the signing of the armistice Marne, St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argone. In addition, 3 stripes were representation for the third division.

I am beginning to believe that this is a tailorís error, similar to minting errors seen in coinage or other mass-produced items. People make errors and this may be one of them. Up to this time, the few people that have contacted me regarding this patch have never seen one and feel that it is legitimate but solely a seamstress error. Can you imagine the guy that showed up for inspection wearing this his shoulder.

Anyway, if anyone out there can assist or have seen something along the line of this patch, please let me know.Thanks again, I appreciate all constructive comments and ideas.
David


Hey David,

While true. There also are truly no REAL standardized WWI patches. Standardized patches were not permitted for wearing until 1919 when they became regulation.

This is probably not a "tailor's" error perse the doughboy who had it made probably designed it himself and incorporated the four stripes for the four campaigns they were engaged in. The tailor just made it the way the doughboy wanted it.

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FRISCAN

#27 AndrewA74

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

I do not think eithier of these patches are Theatre made. The bottom one is Taiwanese made, I know that. Here's an interesting one. It is about 1" across and wide, and it is not actually a military patch (I cut it off a pair or 'designer' camo pants at a yard sale of mine). I post it here, so none of you get to wondering what that weird 1" 3rd ID patch you have is! It reminds me of a theatre made patch. It is cut edge on twill. Also, it is Subdued.
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#28 dropkicktino

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:22 PM

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#29 webmusher

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:50 AM

I was with the 3rd Inf in Germany 1977 to 1980
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#30 36-tex

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Post WWII German made

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#31 36-tex

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

A early run of the 3rd Division in U.S. made fully embroidered Subdued Flat Edge form.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:15 AM

AG border cut edge late 50s to early 60s

 

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#34 Desertrat

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

subdued with a double border

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

ME reversed colors

 

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#36 Desertrat

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:20 AM

Theater made cut edge black back

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

theater made ACU no velcro

 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 02:54 PM

Korean War era Japanese Made 3rd AAA.

 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 02:55 PM

...reverse...

 

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