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I believe the 13th was stationed in Hawaii. Someone posted some Hawaii "sweetheart" patches (WWII?) that are embroidered on white felt and so I put two and two togethet. Maybe my math is wrong. I'm sure there is someone out there that can confirm either way.

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Here's an original photo I have of a Marine wearing a 13th Defense Battalion patch like the one shown, with a white border and no eye on the seahorse. No info on the back of it.

 

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Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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I am resurrecting this older thread rather than start a new one. I recently picked up a different embroidered on felt version of the 13th Defense Battalion so I thought I'd try and keep them together for future reference.

 

This version is fully embroidered on felt with a blue border. Found a large box of 50's-60s era High School Band patches. Ya gotta look everywhere!

 

 

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I am resurrecting this older thread rather than start a new one. I recently picked up a different embroidered on felt version of the 13th Defense Battalion so I thought I'd try and keep them together for future reference.

 

This version is fully embroidered on felt with a blue border. Found a large box of 50's-60s era High School Band patches. Ya gotta look everywhere!

 

 

 

I really like this embroidered on felt version with the blue border. Found one recently on a uniform.

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I got curious what FMF stood for so did some digging. One source said the 13th served on Oahu with the Fleet Marine Force. So I'm gonna guess that's what it means. But I'm often not great at guessing.

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