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Here I have another patch to ID bought in Kabul. Looks like WWII USMC Raider patch but in desert colors. Maybe anybody has any info?
I love the patch! Thanks for sharing. I would put this in the "Morale" patch category. Probably worn by US Marines as a heritage reminder of the WWII Marine Raider Battalion. Much like some US SOF troops wearing copies of the WWII USA/Canada FSSF patch. There is also a SOTF-A patch that features the Marine Raider design. Also found this photograph of USMC MARSOC operator in Afghanistan. Check out the patch on the back of the helmet!
Photo is DoD.
"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
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