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This looks like a Japanese made older patch maybe 1970s but I don't know for sure. This is a larger patch measuring 6 1/2" in diameter. The two small stars above the dolphin probably have some meaning to the overall identification of this piece. Does anyone know if this is a military patch or maybe a sports patch for military dependants living on Guam. Any ideas?

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Military swimming team patch, 1970's - Naval Station Guam Dolphins

 

Competitive swimming has returned to Guam’s military bases. (Pacific Stars and Stripes Jan 10, 2006) Guam’s military bases welcome return of competitive swimming
During the past year and a half, the Andersen Air Force Base Marlins and the Naval Base Typhoons swim teams have grown to about 40 members each and have been competing in Guam Swim Federation meets at a 50-meter pool in Agana.
Military swimming in Guam hit its zenith in the late 1970s when the Marlins’ membership topped 100 swimmers, the Naval Station Dolphins numbered about 70 and a third team, the Naval Communication Station Seahorses, had about 100 swimmers. But membership decreased during the post-Vietnam drawdown, and by the end of the 1980s the Dolphins and Seahorses no longer existed and the Marlins membership was a fraction of what it had been. The Andersen team faded out by the end of the 1990s.

 

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