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Unusual Find in Subdued: Vietnam made SCARWAF


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In the late 70s and early 80s I either was given or picked up USAAF subdued patches that belonged to WWII veterans and had to changed from color to subdued patches to be worn on the duty uniform.  But around 1978 I had a chance to purchase a small collection of patches including pocket patches.  In the collection was a subdued SCARWAF patch and I have not seen another since.  Since it was made on request by the veteran, I classified the patch as 'C' for ASMIC insignias.  Comments?

 

Larry

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It is a cool patch. I too haven't seen any like it. Looks 60's made.

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US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
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9 hours ago, rtd_sf_eng said:

I figure around 1964-66 time frame when soldiers in Vietnam started wearing the subdued patches and guys from WWII and the Korea War began to have their combat patch made into subdued if they were assigned to Vietnam.  Thanks.

 

I can verify that.  This patch looks to have been made locally in Vietnam.

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

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

 

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  • gwb123 changed the title to Unusual Find in Subdued: Vietnam made SCARWAF

Here is one of my all time favorite jungle fatigue shirts that I pulled from the bottom of a pile of clothing at a swap meet in Hawaii.

 

Note the local made, subdued 40th Infantry division patch on the right shoulder.  It could have signified service in either WWII or Korea.  

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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