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Hello Members,


Once again i need your help on this patch i got recently. I think it is vietnam era...


What unit or group it belongs to... no idea?


I found some similar patches from the US Army 5th Special Forces. But not one specific like this? Maybe a reproduction... or fantasy design. Hope it is good!


Any opinions or help will be much appreciated! 


Best regards,




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I believe this is for operation bright light, but this is sadly a modern repro 

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5 hours ago, sfcollector said:

Here's the three I have in my collection.


I can not say for certain any of them are authentic examples though.


I would also like to see what the real thing looks like.





Bright Light - Fronts.jpeg


Thank you for sharing these.


I think the first one on the left is suspect.  It looks similar to a series of fakes that came out of Monterey California in the 90's.  Those thick "dots" of securing thread are a tell, as well as the poorly folded edge material.  I think the design is off as well... I don't believe the originals had just the skull without the crossbones (but I will have to check. 



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



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


Moliere: Tartuffe





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Nice examples Sfcollector! Though i cant comment on the authenticity on any of them.


There seem to be a lot of patches for sale that share the same detail, and that is the colored thread that hops from one side to another where it continues with the construction of the patch. I hope you guys get what i am saying here. Are they considered all bad with this in common?



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