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I have wondered the same thing about this style of patch as I have one. They do not look like the typical souvenir type found all over the internet today. They are US made like a nice 1960s flat or cut edge squadron patch.

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Based on the pattern of the reverse threads, I am thinking this is Thai made.

 

Unfortunately people are so jaded by bad Vietnam era reproductions they will cruise right on by a good one.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
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of the Vietnam War

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Never nailed then down whether Thai or Taiwan made.

The one below came right from a Son Tay Raider.I even saw the document in the red fold he had.He stated they were flown to California in and inducted into the Red River Rats Association.I saw the pictures of them on board the aircraft going to California. All were in plain jungle jackets.They attended a banquet and the festivities.Later pictures show them all wearing the patch on the lower right jacket pockets.In not sure but I thought the vet told me they were inducted in the 1972-1973 time frame

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I'd sooner believe Philippine made sooner than Taiwan made. Remember that these were worn by the US Navy as well.

 

But keep in mind that the shops in Thailand were filling orders for patches after the war and well into the 1970's. So either is possible.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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The patch in the OP is US made. These were made and offered for sale in the River Rat's "Country Store" from the 70s on. The US one is fairly common. There are Thai and Japan made ones with all kinds of variations around as well.

 

Randy

MSgt USAF (Ret)

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Thanks, Randy, for the information. Here is a close up of this type that I have for reference. I always assumed it was US made but I did not know from where it originated.

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