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Seems like a good topic I have quite a few of these to post 70 or so. Starting off with a modern USS America CV 66 merrowed edge

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Another USS America this is a made in Hong Kong It is a breast or pocket badge it has three clutch back pins on the reverse

I like the bullion work.

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And a third Bon Homme Richard this is a small patch around 2 inches across

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A Second USS Enterprise I think this is made of silk or a material very close to silk

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This is not a carrier patch but a carrier division patch these sailors worked on moving the aircraft around the flight deck.

I really like this patch it is an ACE Novelty

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Nice!Go man go! :)


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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USS Independence CV 62 another small patch about 2 inches but only 4 stars on the border much less common than the 13 starred versions

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A full size USS Intrepid, the patch is so limp I had to lay it on its side to get a picture, it still bends....

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