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Bullion Blazer & Beret patches - USN, USMC, USCG


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Aloha Everyone,

 

Along the way I've picked up several bullion USN blazer patches, mostly made in Hong Kong but also Italian, Japanese, etc. If you have any bullion blazer patches in your collections, lets have a look at them.

 

 

USS RANGER (CVA-61) Made by Johnson, Hong Kong

 

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Mess Management - Bullion Stewards patch made by Johnson, Hong Kong & Kowloon

 

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Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Mass

 

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Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 1960's Italian made Beret from a career aviator (1941-1968) assigned to Sigonella, Italy at that time.

 

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Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Bullion patch made by Johnson, Hong Kong

 

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USS TAUSSIG (DD-746) Three-war Allen M Sumner class in service 1944 to 1970. Taussig earned six battle stars during World War II, eight battle stars during the Korean War, and six battle stars during the Vietnam War.

 

Bullion patch dated 5 June 1961 made by New Bright Co. of Hong Kong, TAUSSIG's call sign was BROADSWORD

 

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USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36) Shenandoah class destroyer tender in service 1950 to 1981.

 

She alternated her service between San Diego and Pearl Harbor until she became the homeport Pearl Harbor destroyer tender from 1969 to 1981. in the 1970's she rarely went to sea (once a year around Oahu for a dependence cruise) and was known as "Building 36 at Bravo Piers". One of the few vessels on which you could collect seapay and be credited with sea duty while tied to the pier for years at a time.

 

AD 36 USS BRYCE CANYON Bullion blazer 001.jpg

 

AD 36 USS BRYCE CANYON Bullion blazer 002.jpg

 

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USS CHICAGO (CG-11) In service 1944 to 1980. Built as a WWII Baltimore class heavy cruiser (CA-136) she participated in the raids against the Japanese home islands.

 

Reclassified as CG-11 and completely rebuilt in 1958-1964 to become a Guided Missile Cruiser, she served five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1972 targeting and destroying Migs in the Tonkin Gulf from Yankee Station.

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Reclassified as CG-11 and completely rebuilt in 1958-1964 to become a Guided Missile Cruiser, she served five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1972 targeting and destroying Migs in the Tonkin Gulf from Yankee Station.

 

Bullion USS CHICAGO blazer patch

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Bullion USS CHICAGO TONKIN GULF blazer patch made by Johnson of Hong Kong

 

 

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Very nice Wharf,

 

I'll see your bitchen China Service bullion and add

 

CRUISER-DESTROYER FORCE ATLANTIC FLEET - Versatile Spearhead of Seapower

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USS DOUGLAS (PG-100)  Asheville class gunboat in USN service 1971 to 1977. Also became a Carderock Research Vessel until she was sunk off the coast of North Carolina

 

Bullion on Felt

 

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Those are two very nice Italian made blazer patches Bearmon,

 

Here's another from my collection

 

USS ESTES (AGC-12) Mount McKinley class Amphibious Force Command ship in service 1944 to 1969.  Constant service in WWII, Korea, Atomic Testing, Arctic Dew Line ops, 'Passage to Freedom', and Vietnam service.

 

AGC 12 USS ESTES 003 Bullion Blazer.jpg

 

AGC 12 USS ESTES 004 Bullion Blazer.jpg

 

Awards

Meritorious Unit Commendation
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two battle stars
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Medal
China Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one star
Korean Service Medal with two battle stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with six campaign stars
United Nations Korea Medal
Philippine Liberation Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - 2 awards
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal

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USS MAGOFFIN (APA-199) Blazer patch

Somewhat crudely made in comparison to the Hong Kong & Japanese bullion examples I've posted so far.

 

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Japanese made Ace Novelty USS MAGOFFIN (APA-199)

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U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL QUONSET POINT, RHODE ISLAND

 

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USS ROCHESTER (CA-124) Oregon City class heavy cruiser in service 1944 to 1961

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