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Bearmon, that is not a Shangri-La COMM Div patch! It is a Signals Division patch, For the Signalmen. On carriers, the Communications department is divided into separate divisions, CS for signal bridge, CR for radio receivers and CT for radio transmitters (CR & CT Divisions are made up of Radiomen). So, the scope of this patch is even smaller than if it had been for the entire Communications Department. As a retired Signalman, this is a really cool patch. Also, my Father was serving aboard Shangri-La when was borne

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Hello All:

 

New member here. I collect Korean War Era patches and insignia. I have question about those cruise patches from Task force 77, 95, etc. How do you date these patches and were any of them created during the Korean Conflict? I would love to see some of you post more examples of these and offer any information you might have to help me out. Thanks, Joel

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Thought you might like to see this one.Its for the Commander Carrier Division 2 Far East Cruise during the Vietnam War 1968.Its 8 inches by 6 inches.Scotty

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Thought you might like to see this one.Its for the Commander Carrier Division 2 Far East Cruise during the Vietnam War 1968.Its 8 inches by 6 inches.Scotty

 

 

Now that's a patch!I had a "LOL" moment when I saw "Rio" listed as one of the stops!Maybe that was their "R & R visit :lol:

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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Hello All:

 

New member here. I collect Korean War Era patches and insignia. I have question about those cruise patches from Task force 77, 95, etc. How do you date these patches and were any of them created during the Korean Conflict? I would love to see some of you post more examples of these and offer any information you might have to help me out. Thanks, Joel

InchonJoe, I missed your post it was a while ago but here is a partial answer on this link: http://www.history.navy.mil/colloquia/cch4b.htm

 

This covers the Vietnam era, but Task Force 77 is the Carrier Task Force in the Pacific, The way to date the ptche s is to research the ship named on the patch to see what era the ship was in or commanded the Task force. Ships rotated in and out as needed and as other duty assignments came along. Sometimes the patch construction can if not identify the era perhaps rule out era's due to construction methods,

 

I hope this helps

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The Gray Ghost USS BARNEY (DDG-6) Charles F. Adams class in service 1962-1990

NATO Exercise Sebastiana National Week XXI

Thirty Knot Club - Med Cruise 1976-77

 

What a great bunch of port visits on this Mediterranean Deployment. July 1976 - February 1977,

Rota, Spain; Taormina, Sicily; Tunis, Tunisia; Naples, Italy; Augusta Bay, Sicily; Suda Bay, Crete; Palma, Spain;

Genoa, Italy; Gaeta, Italy; Toulon, France; Barcelona, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Leixoes, Portugal

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