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smwinter207

This patch is constructed a little different than many of the other VN ones I have. Really great craftsmanship.

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Great looking patch. What is the story it's telling? Is that a black hand coming from a basket of rice?

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smwinter207

I'd like to see if anyone knows more about this patch? This is VN made, right? Thanks!

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Det 1, 620th Tactical Control Squadron (callsign "Waterboy"), at Dong Ha, was the northernmost control and reporting post of the 505th Tactical Control Group. Dong Ha city, capital of Quang Tri Province, was the northernmost city in South Vietnam.  Waterboy  monitored/controlled air traffic over the approaches from North Vietnam, keeping allied aircraft from straying over the DMZ. The "black hand" on the patch is actually a search radar mounted on an 80-foot tall tower. The imagery depicts Dong Ha's proximity to the DMZ and the ability of radar to penetrate the DMZ into the north.

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River Patrol

Great Patch!

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