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Does anyone know what 88th ARRS DGT 14 is and is it an Army or Airforce unit ? These two patches were with Fake Vietnam War in country made patches. Is that what they are or are they good pieces made elsewhere in the 60s or 70s ?

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PEDRO 1.jpg

PEDRO 2.jpg

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It is the 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron Detachment 14. A USAF unit. These do not look like originals but it's hard to make a firm call based on these pics as they are too small to tell for sure.

 

Randy

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Old Crow 1986

I'll get the ball rolling...

 

1) USAF 

2) ARRS stands for Aerospace (or Air) Rescue and Recovery Squadron

3) "Pedro" is a long established and historically revered call sign attached to certain helicopter rescue units

 - From http://www.usafhpa.org/callsigns.html  "The HH-60G Rescue Units in Afghanistan such as the 55th RQS use the call sign “Pedro”, it’s “a legacy call sign that reaches back to the early 1960′s and the HH-43 helicopter–the first rescue helicopter used in Vietnam”. (Although not readily known, the “Pedro” call sign was first used by H-5 and H-19's in Korea in the early 1950’s.)"

- See also https://www.ragay.nl/kaman-h-43-huskie/pedro-call-sign

 

Can't speak to the patches' authenticity or to the lineage of the  88th ARRS, Det 14. 

 

EDIT...Randy beat me to it.  He is spot on.  Hope I provided some detail

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On 8/28/2020 at 11:45 AM, Randy said:

It is the 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron Detachment 14. A USAF unit. These do not look like originals but it's hard to make a firm call based on these pics as they are too small to tell for sure.

 

Randy

Thank you Randy.

Chris

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On 8/28/2020 at 11:48 AM, Old Crow 1986 said:

I'll get the ball rolling...

 

1) USAF 

2) ARRS stands for Aerospace (or Air) Rescue and Recovery Squadron

3) "Pedro" is a long established and historically revered call sign attached to certain helicopter rescue units

 - From http://www.usafhpa.org/callsigns.html  "The HH-60G Rescue Units in Afghanistan such as the 55th RQS use the call sign “Pedro”, it’s “a legacy call sign that reaches back to the early 1960′s and the HH-43 helicopter–the first rescue helicopter used in Vietnam”. (Although not readily known, the “Pedro” call sign was first used by H-5 and H-19's in Korea in the early 1950’s.)"

- See also https://www.ragay.nl/kaman-h-43-huskie/pedro-call-sign

 

Can't speak to the patches' authenticity or to the lineage of the  88th ARRS, Det 14. 

 

EDIT...Randy beat me to it.  He is spot on.  Hope I provided some detail

Thank you Old Crow.

Chrs

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