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This flag is listed in a local Craigslist-ing. Is it a predecessor to the mainly seen black MIA / POW flag that flies now?

 

They're asking $150, which I think is a bit high, but am a flag fan so I still find it interesting.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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Not that this is helpful, but I do not ever recall seeing that in conjunction with the Vietnam War. It must have been made in the early 1970's, if that late in the war. We didn't have very many Vietnam POW's come home before then.

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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What would be a reasonable offer?

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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Your flag is from American ex-prisoner of war, a veterans organization established in 1942. The organization was established in 1942 as the Bataan Relief Organization and the name was changed in 1946. Check out their website, they have a fascinating history.

 

Without knowing the size I would pay $75 or so, it's a cool piece.

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