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USMC Raider Patch ??? I don't have any history with this patch and it came in a large collection of original items...Opinions welcome. Thanks for looking. Ed

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USMC Raider Patch ??? I don't have any history with this patch and it came in a large collection of original items...Opinions welcome. Thanks for looking. Ed

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Ed Hicks

WARPATH Military Collectibles

819 Hope Mills Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

(910) 425-7000

 

Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

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My opinion, which most certainly is not learned, is that is a really neat patch :thumbsup: . It clearly looks hand-made, probably by the soldier that wore it. I may be totally off the mark here, but, it does not look to be WWII era. It looks to be more modern though I do not know the more recent history of the USMC Raiders. Are they still in existence?

 

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Tim, Raiders were WWII only...patch is not likely that era, but I haven't seen everything so it's posted for review. Ed

Ed Hicks

WARPATH Military Collectibles

819 Hope Mills Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

(910) 425-7000

 

Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

Contact me before you sell... [email protected]<script data-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */</script>

 

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Raiders were 42-44

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This looks like a brother to the infamous "704th Marine Raider Bn". If I read it correctly, it looks like "307th Bn" and there were only 4 WWII Marine Raider Bns. In addition to that, it appears it has denim for the medium, and the type of emb to attach the "patch" to the cammie material was a middle school sewing project. The Marine experts here can chime in on the cammie material, which may or may not be WW II period.

 

And tsellati, I know you are new to patch collecting, but please never ever call a Marine a "soldier". They get bent!

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Kool lookin patch whether real or not.Took an imagination to make it up

like it is. Question is if it was real what would it have been sewn on to with

it on a camo backing or was it put on the camo after being removed from

something else? :think:

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Tim, Raiders were WWII only.... Ed

 

I thought so, but, as you point out this definitely looks to be post-WWII. I wondered whether Raiders were still active in some way, shape, or form during the Korean War.

 

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And tsellati, I know you are new to patch collecting, but please never ever call a Marine a "soldier". They get bent!

 

Sorry for the slip up, no offense intended.

 

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Kool lookin patch whether real or not.Took an imagination to make it up

like it is. Question is if it was real what would it have been sewn on to with

it on a camo backing or was it put on the camo after being removed from

something else? :think:

 

Maybe it was put on the cammo backing for display purposes.

 

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  • 3 years later...

I have seen soldiers wearing the Raider patch recently,in the Middle East,so it may have been made as a heritage,morale,or tribute patch.I have also seen the 1stSSF Red arrowhead patch being worn.

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Way outside my area of expertise, but my first question would be what is the purpose of the camo material, other than to make the patch look good?

 

Assuming it was made in the field, wouldn't the Marines of the time be more inclined to just sew it directly to a uniform?

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