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Let's hear some opinions on this one.

 

USMC aviation patches are not my forte.

 

If it is a reproduction, it is a very nice one and well and above the junk coming out of Vietnam.

 

The backing is a very dense cheese cloth material.

 

You can see the blue outline used to guide the embroidery on the edge of some of the letters.

 

5 inches across and cut edge.

 

Fire away!

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

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

 

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Now that you have said that, Thailand makes sense. Thanks Bob.

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

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

 

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I bought one of these in 2002 from the squadron S-5 when I was attached to the Gunfighters, one of the Captain's had a father who was with the unit during Vietnam and I think he had some made commemoratively a few years before. I have no idea where he procured them, but mine looks a lot like this.

Mike Manifor
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That also makes sense. The shops in Thailand were still making patches for US units well into the 1980's. Thanks.

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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