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I picked up this uniform yesterday. The only reason I got it was because the patch on the right shoulder intrigued me. The uniform is named to John D Horvath. I found his national archive record but it does not tell me what unit he served with. His Garrison cap has ordnance department braiding. I've asked a number of people who collect militaria but no one knows. I would greatly appreciate any help. There is Latin written on the patch but it's very difficult for me to make out some letters. It appears to say "Recdemus Gladium" or something to that extent. Thank you in advance for any help you may have.

 

Here is the patch I need help identifying which is on the right shoulder.

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This is the left sleeve just in case it helps

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It is a Philippine army unit. I'll see if I can find the ID.

 

Allan


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Philippine-made patch for US Army 618th Ord Base Ammo Maint Bn. Motto: Restore the Weapons. OD 2014 Trading Post


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I betcha that's a rare one. Nice pickup. Horvath is a Hungarian, my neighbors last name.

 

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Here's another one, posted in the Uncommon and Obscure Combat Patches topic. Here on a wool shirt of a Sergeant. again we see the Western Pacific Forces patch on the left organization side. It was IDed as Filipino, but as we see it was American, a unauthorized locally approved type. But chances are if these guys went on to serve a lot of years in the Army they would not wear this patch no more, they would wear a patch of whatever this unit's senior command was in during the course of the war, a Corps?

 

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