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  1. A documentary on the MIS is located at the PBS site accessed via this link - https://www.pbs.org/show/registry/
  2. Thank you Brian and Matt for the guidance and for taking the time to reply !
  3. Is this a military patch ? If it is, do you know what unit it is for ? Is it a World War I era patch ? Thank you in advance for your help.
  4. Mr. Chatt is correct - it is Special Forces related. It is a patch either awarded to the participants, and/or worn by the instructors, of a 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Counter Insurgency training course conducted in Okinawa, Japan, in the early 1970's. This is a variation of this patch. The other variation is embroidered and made in Japan.
  5. Chris, here's what a few original Vietnam War-era Operational Detachment A-361 scrolls look like:
  6. Thank you Patches. You may have pointed me in the right direction. Below is the insignia awarded to those in the the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) that have passed their Reconnaissance course. Note the torch in the background of the patch and the torch on this insignia. I would think though that; since the JROTC is a high school program, that a patch for these folks would not have a cigar on it. Thanks again !
  7. Would you happen to know what unit this "Recon" patch is for ? Not sure if it is even for a U.S. unitThe winged skull is smoking a cigar and has devil hornsThe torch behind the skull seems to indicate a military school.Thank you advance for your help !
  8. Thank you vintageproductions and all-bull for your expertise and for taking your time to reply !!
  9. I welcome the membership’s opinion on this early U.S. Army Special Forces patch – is it a patch of the Vietnam War-era and South Vietnamese made ? Or is it a reproduction ? This patch has been discussed in earlier threads, but I didn't see this particular variation mentioned. Thank you in advance for your help.
  10. Thank you everyone for the information !!! There are alot of great people participating in this Forum who are willing to take the time to share their expertise and knowledge. I am most appreciative.
  11. During 1965 and into 1966 U.S. forces were tasked with a mission to end the struggle for power amongst many political groups and prevent the establishment of communism in the Dominican Republic. This below patch was made for the U.S. forces deployed on this mission. What confuses me is that all the US Forces Dominican Republic patches that I’ve seen, like the example below, are merrowed edge instead of cut edge. I didn’t think merrowed edge patches were in use until the late 1960’s – early 1970’s, after the USFORDOMREP mission was completed in 1966. Is the below patch authentic ? Do cut edge versions of this patch exist ? Thank you in advance for clearing up my confusion. Front -
  12. Picture taken in December, 1964, in Bad Tolz, West Germany. Although it's hard to see, the brother on the right is wearing the black version of the Trojan Sport Parachute Club patch on his right breast pocket. I can't make out the insignia they are both wearing on their right sleeve near their hands.
  13. Notice the West Germany national colors stripped across the background on these patches
  14. Variations of the patch worn by the 10th Special Force Group (Airborne) members of the Trojan Sport Parachute Club who were stationed at Bad Tolz, West Germany
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