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    Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:30 pm

    And perhaps the JSOTF for the forgotten front in the GWOT. The Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines which has been active since the the summer of 2002 and also known as Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines (OEF-P). Post any insignia that you might have for these elements here.







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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by ladrang on Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:50 pm

    Very interesting patch Wink

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by Zeked on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:12 pm

    I would think that would qualify as an extremely rare patch; thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by kriegsmodell on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:15 am

    Thanks Clete! Yes, you are correct; these insignia are exceedingly difficult to locate!

    Earlier, I made a comment that this was a forgotten front of the GWOT. Never the less, 14 men from USASOC have lost their lives while so engaged/assigned.

    8 Men - 160th SOAR(A)

    5 Men - 1st SFG(A)

    1 Man - 4th POG(A)

    RIP Warriors ......


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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by P-E on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:57 am

    it's certainly an unofficial insignia of the 1st Special forces group...look at the yellow group flash on the green beret !


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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by downboy on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:24 pm

    Oldies and new.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by kriegsmodell on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:55 pm


    Wow downboy! Great patches, thanks for sharing. The only one I am familiar with is the patch at lower left. All of the others are new to me. Fantastic!!


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    "I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by downboy on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:00 pm

    kriegsmodell wrote:
    Wow downboy! Great patches, thanks for sharing. The only one I am familiar with is the patch at lower left. All of the others are new to me. Fantastic!!
    The rest are 2002 era.The patch with the MH-47 got involved in a chopper crash.Lower right is the current JSOTF-P shoulder patch.Thanks.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by kriegsmodell on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:08 pm


    Thanks for the information Sir. I am familiar with the chopper crash in which we lost some very good men. Again, thanks for sharing .....



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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by downboy on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:12 pm

    kriegsmodell wrote:
    Thanks for the information Sir. I am familiar with the chopper crash in which we lost some very good men. Again, thanks for sharing .....

    No prob.More to follow.Thanks.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:28 pm

    OEF-P is a overlooked by many people, even some OEF/OIF collectors, especially like me! Laughing. Great patches, guys!

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:03 am



    Team Patch for ODA-112 for their deployment to the Philippine Islands during OEF as part of JSOTF-PI. For whatever reasons, several of the the units from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) deploying to the Philippines have adopted the Vietnam WAR MACVSOG motif. This patch is no exception as it incorporates both the SOG skull with beret and shell burst as well as the MACPSOG banner.







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    "I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by Col Kurtz on Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:14 am

    Wow.. Awesome patches downboy. These seem to have been made in theater.

    Nice to see they have used the same symbols used 40 years ago in Vietnam. This symbolizes the continuation of the courage and the good-job that have left in Vietnam the MAC-V-SOG warriors.

    Would like to add archive pics that I have gathered from these Army men during the first phase of deployment. In some of the pics show also AFSOC personnel.

    http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/ColKurz/pictures/USSF%20OEF-Philipiines%20deployment/philipines_dep-1_custom_balcs.jpg
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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:13 pm

    Kurtz, thanks for sharing. Would it be possible if you add img code to those photos so they are viewable on this forum? Thanks!

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:25 pm



    Col Kurtz, those are some outstanding photographs! Thanks for sharing.




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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by Col Kurtz on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:30 pm

    Damn, I did not want to put the pics visible because I did not want to invade the post with something they are not patches, apologies. Now it's too late to edit the links but I suggest that a moderator may edit the message. If he adds code [IMG][/IMG] this should work!

    More pics from file. Most are air men.











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    Re: Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines

    Post by downboy on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:06 pm

    @ col,thanks and yes they are all theatre made same for the most recent patch on the bottom right which is computer embroidered,all made around 2002.Same time as those photos you posted.OEF-P has been around way before the Iraq invasion.

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