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US Marine Corps band patch, The President's Own

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I picked this up recently and had not seen one before. it is embroidered on twill and about 4" high. With the flat or cut edge it might date from the 1960s. I could not really find any examples on-line of this particular patch being worn, but there is a photo on wikipedia of a drum major wearing a very similar patch on a sash. His appears to be more ornate, perhaps bullion, and does not have the bottom scroll. Does anyone know anything about this particular version and who, where, or when it would have been worn?

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Nice patch!


Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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Like many elements of their band uniform, the patch was designed to incorporate features from the 1875 shako plate. If you look closely at their uniform, there are many other elements which represent uniform designs of the 1800s.



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Here is mine. I too could not find any photos of the patch in use.

 

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Here's one image, note too the one worn on the baldric has no scroll, perhaps this cloth one is a blazer patch?

 

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