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I found a spot for these bad boys, looks like they are going to stay in the Detroit Museum. They are great to look at!



Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!


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"I will probably just leave them as is. If I move any of them sometime in the future I will leave it up to them. With my luck my dog will end up jumping on me at the moment I go to make a cut!"


Great display!I think that you made a wise decision.The majority of Vietnam war incountry made pieces were never worn,so what you have is uncommon.I have a few with the uniform backing still attached in my collection,but would love to have more.I once saw another find like yours,can't remember the exact details,but it was from someone who had access to a bunch of old uniforms that were turned in,and they just cut the patches off and discarded the uniforms!

My opinion only,but I would always leave any uniform remnants,whether backing or threads,on the piece,as it adds to the provenance of the patch being worn.

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941




" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell



Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw



" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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