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Unknown patch-Can anyone identify? 539th Trans Bn

Started by KumaKuma , Oct 12 2017 08:59 PM

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#1 KumaKuma

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:59 PM

I am experiencing difficulty identifying this patch, can anyone help? It measures about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and is embroidered on white twill. Not sure if the inner part reads GES, GE5, 6ES, 6E5 or turned 180 degrees reads 539 or S39.

 

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#2 KumaKuma

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:03 PM

Back

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:06 PM

The green colored symbols remind of the Chemical symbol use by the military, "possibly" Chem warfare unit ......



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:13 AM

Your patch is upside down. It is for the 539th Trans Battalion and is from Vietnam period.

 

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#5 KumaKuma

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

Thanks, figured I would scan it upside down, had a 50/50 shot at getting it right.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:44 AM

Your patch is upside down. It is for the 539th Trans Battalion and is from Vietnam period.

 

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Correction- 539th Trans Company.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

Cool patch

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:23 PM

Yeah nice patch..cant be many of those around...mike

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:46 PM

Only on the US Military Forum could our collective brain have come up with the Id.I have been in patches 40 years and have never seen it.Thank You Guys and Girls for making us all smarter.Scotty



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

Initially I thought it may be associated with some sort of "chemical" unit due to the green drip beaker looking things so I thought Johnny had hit on something. I'm always amazed at how helpful the forum members are and very grateful to finally nail down the ID on this one. Thanks again fellows!




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