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USAF Vietnam "Ryan's Raiders" grouping question about Chaplain patch


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Hello All, I have had this grouping for years. Until last week they were glued in a picture frame. I found it interesting the Chaplin patches were glued together with the rest of the patches.  Anyways, does anyone have a story on the Vatican Tech Rep patch? I have been researching but have found nothing. I assume it is Chaplain related. Thanks, 

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Looks like a typical Thai made party suit patch. Aircraft companies had Tech Reps at the bases to help with various issues. This appears to be a play on that, I would assume from a Catholic chaplain.  Nice grouping!

 

Randy

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I agree with Randy.  I think Vatican Tech Rep is simply a novelty patch for a Catholic Chaplain.  Corporate tech reps were there to solve technical issues in the field.  One could say chaplains were doing the same on religious and moral manners.   Neat item.

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Can’t tell you anything about the patch other  than it’s not Catholic. The patch has a the Christian cross and The Ten Commandments for the Jewish Chaplain. The Patch is an oddity.

 

marty

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We were talking about the Vatican Tech rep patch. the other I believe is the generic USAF Chaplain Service patch showing the two prominent denominations at that time. 

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The blue patch with the Cross and Tablets of Stone with the eagle on top, belongs to the Department of the Air Force, Chaplain Service.

 

Mark

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