Great, would you care to share your photos Saskatoon?? (If no, please answer in the negative so I know you've read this).
I have my doubts this patch was ever worn, but I'd like to see your photographic evidence to prove otherwise.
I am with you on this one, I keep checking this post every time it pops back up top to see the photos that Saskatoon says he has of the patch being worn, but nothing ever shows up. I would hope that if someone had real pics of the patch being worn it would be shown quite quickly and end the debate. Everything else about Phoenix has been discussed here and the topic of SOG wearing insignia has even popped up, which is always great and welcome by the way, but the original topic of wether this Phoenix patch was ever worn in Vietnam has still yet to be proved in my eyes.
If you do have these photos please post them with a watermark or whatever you need, but I think many of us here would love to see these pics that you say you have and end the debate.
Your photos are great, thanks for confirming what I was told by Project Delta guys that operated in Cambodia during Operation Ares out of Dong Xoai. They never wore any insignia when crossing the fence, and would be declared MIA and presumed dead if captured or complications arose in their extraction.
Thanks, to all who have contributed to this topic it has really been a great read and I have learned quite a few things I did not know.
Best of luck to us all in finding those rare pieces that still exist, even if we do not know of them now.