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Marine Helicopter Squadron 361 patch collection


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HMH-361 was my first fleet squadron so I have picked up a few variations along the way. Always interested in other variations of original period patches.

 

 

The first lot is from HMM-361 when they flew H-34s early to mid Vietnam

 

Semper Fly,

John

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HMH color patches late 1960s to present

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Subdued patches 1980s to present

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Now, that is one neat collection. I like the varients.

 

Semper Fi!

 

VMFA-312 Intell Section, 85-89.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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The top right from the OIF-OEF scan....It shares the same "lion/griffin" (except yours looks more like a tiger) as several of the Australian units in Iraq...Is there any coincidence?

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The top right from the OIF-OEF scan....It shares the same "lion/griffin" (except yours looks more like a tiger) as several of the Australian units in Iraq...Is there any coincidence?

 

The "animal" is described as "a human-head winged bull of Mesopotamia". The design appears on many different miltiary embelms coming out of the Iraq war. It is in the center of the Multinational Force Iraq patch and crest, as well as on the British Iraq Campaign medal.

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Two new ones from the Squadron's rescent deployment to Afghanistan. Their call sign was "PINUP"

 

One patch was worn / authorized (at least in theatre) and the other wasn't??? go Figure

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long over due up date .....and these photos are even a couple years old.

 

I put these in a frame a few years ago for a Reunion Display. I thought that I posted them here on the forum, but I cant find it if I did so.......

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last one for now and YES, it is pink. This was done for Breast Cancer awareness. and YES, there are photos of squadron members wearing this patch

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Great collection John.

 

Thanks for taking the time to post.

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