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A few patches for review/ID please - thanks! Vietnam era

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Nice assortment of patches.As for ID,most are pretty self explanatory.Number 1 is US made,numbers 2,4,6,and 7 look to be VN war era incountry made.Not sure where and when number 8 was made.The 377th looks Korean made,which makes sense since they were in Korea,according to this Dustoff site:


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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#6 Might be post war Korean made.


I've seen ones that were made with a shiny grey material, almost looks like sharkskin suit material.


How to tell the difference? In this case the details are a bit less defined. Please see the attached photo.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."


Moliere: Tartuffe





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The easiest way to tell is the embroidery style. The background (light blue) looks very Korean. The biggest set off is the paper backing. The type of paper used on this patch is very typically found on Korean embroidered patches in the mid-70's. The Vietnamese used a paper backing also, but it is very different.


"A militaria show is a social event for anti-socials" - A.T. 2008

ASMIC Executive President

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