Another patch for ID from A-stan - US MARSOC Raider?

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    Another patch for ID from A-stan - US MARSOC Raider?

    Post by rsunday on Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:19 pm

    Hello,

    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?



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    Re: Another patch for ID from A-stan - US MARSOC Raider?

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:10 pm

    rsunday wrote:Hello,
    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?



    Thanks, Rafal


    Hello Rafal,

    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!





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