Can you ID me ? Unknown Unit Patch

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    Can you ID me ? Unknown Unit Patch

    Post by MyZone on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:53 pm

    I was out in a store and saw this in their counter.....yep, I bought it for $2.00.

    Any input is welcome....
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:03 am

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    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:07 am



    MyZone et al,

    US Army Element, US Forces Afghanistan Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. See link below:

    http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=2997




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    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:04 am

    Lance, thanks for posting that link. I copied and pasted the part where I find interesting that it got renamed to US Army Element, US Forces Afghanistan.

    " Background
    The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Element, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan on 21 May 2008. It was amended to change the description on 23 June 2008. It was amended to change the symbolism on 1 October 2008. The insignia was redesignated for the US Army Element, United States Forces-Afghanistan on 3 December 2008. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-918)"
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    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:17 am


    No problem Jeremy, remember that TIoH is your friend when it comes to positive ID on these insignia. Link below:

    http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/default.aspx

    Here is my example, theatre made for ACU on velcro. I like the crudeness of the patch. Note that no attempt was made to capture the Afghanistan flag colors in the design.





    This patch was purchased from a fellow forum member deployed to Afghanistan about a year ago.




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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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