Unknown Panther Patch
Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:03 PM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:29 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:57 PM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:00 PM
looks like (I'm almost 100 % sure) that you guys have patches from the Hanau American High School. The Hanau Panthers.
This is a jacket patch.
Hanau American High School Germany - more on the internet about them.
I used to work in Hanau and I'm 100 % sure they still wear it on their High School Jackets. - seen it many times http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
hope this helps you out a bit
Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:06 PM
Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:19 PM
Posted 18 August 2007 - 06:06 PM
Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:43 AM
I was just watching a re-run of Forrest Gump on tv. In the sceen when he is in the "Black Panther" party one of the "panthers" is wearing a leather jacket with this on the right chest.
As with a ton of movies and TV shows, using militaria insignia, or HS patches, or any other type of patch (advertising, sports teams, etc) had little or nothing to do with subject matter or accuracy. Of course, then there are movies like a "Soldier's Story" which took a real patch (93rd CMB), removed the "93", added "221", and had collectors looking for a patch that never existed for a unit that never existed. ASMIC published an article on movie patches a while back. There are movies that are historically accurate - from an insigina point of view - just don't bet on it.
It is important to note that the WW II 66th Infantry Division, known as the "Black Panthers" because of their patch, deleted the"Black" from their veteran's organization in the 60s, corresponding w/ the rise of the "Black Panther" political/social movement here on the West Coast. The 66th ID vet's organization took offense, and became known as the 66th Panthers.
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