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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

I bought a pouch some time back and it has a patch on it I have never seen before. it kind off looks like its some kind of MARSOC patch. I also bought some 2/3 marine year books off the same person so it may have something to do with them. is this any good or is it just a PX/BX patch? i don't know a whole lot about modern marine patches.

 

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#2 Crymetimes123

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

I would guess and say a px patch because from the front the patch looks to be computer embroidered.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:58 PM

WhenI first saw the patch I was think 2nd Recon.Looks like the 2nd Marine Div patch with the old raider insignia.Cool patch.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

This one is 2nd MARDIV shaped, There are many photographic evidences that MARSOC Marines worn old raiders patch. I haven't seen a photograph of this style being worn but you never know. Whether it is MARSOC or Novelty patch, still cool and unique item to have.  

 

 

 

In a nod to their ancestral heritage, some Marine special operators deployed to Afghanistan are wearing the shoulder patch of the legendary Marine Raiders. Unauthorized? True, but it's sliding by with a wink on isolated outposts where teams get sporadic visits from leaders who don't dwell on uniform matters. The same leaders may also agree that modern operators have a direct lineage to the Raiders, the highly trained amphibious forces that helped seize key islands in the South Pacific during World War II. A proposal to name MARSOC personnel "Marine Raiders" was nixed by Commandant Gen. Jim Amos in January 2011 when it was decided that being called Marines was as good as it could get. The U.S. Marine Raiders Association has provided patches to MARSOC teams at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Camp Pendleton, Calif. Members of a team in 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion wore the patches during a 2010 deployment to remote Bala Morghab in Badghis province. Former Staff Sgt. Michael Golembesky, a joint terminal attack controller on the team, said they were never corrected for wearing the patch. "Where we were, and with the reputation for the fighting there, people didn't come to scrutinize us, they just came to see what we needed," he said. "We were never told to take the patch off."

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

I really don't know what to make of it. I thought it was cool looking and the pouch was kind of neat to. its not issue, looks like a knock off of a Blackhawk pouch. I will also post some pictures of the books 

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

book covers.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

MARSOC wants to use the Raider crest, HQMC has not and stated it will not approve its use




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