Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

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    Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

    Post by kriegsmodell on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:26 am


    Received this patch from a friend who just returned from Afghanistan. Came from one of the shops at Bagram. Red V with OD banner and 41. As far as the white object at the top center? Your guess is as good as mine. Closest thing that I can make out is it looks like an anvil! The patch is mounted on black velcro.





    Any thoughts regarding identification would be most appreciated!




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    Re: Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

    Post by Army101 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:23 am

    farao I have not seen this one.
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    Re: Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

    Post by kriegsmodell on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:46 am


    Army101 wrote: farao I have not seen this one.


    Army101, great to have you here! When you have a free moment please tell us a bit about yourself with a posting in the INTRODUCTIONS section. It's a great way to get acquainted and let others here know what your interests are! Many thanks in advance ....




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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: Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

    Post by SkronkyKong on Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:43 pm

    I know that some SF ODAs use the anvil as part of their insignia(unofficially of course)sometimes. I have seen it on a few pieces such as this shirt of mine:
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    Re: Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

    Post by Beppe_goodoldrebel on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:30 am

    maybe ODA 541?

    5= the Red V , 5th SFG
    4= 2nd Battalion
    1= ODA team
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    Re: Unknown Patch - Just Received From Afghanistan

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:11 am



    Thanks guys for the good leads and information. The ODA-541 as a possible identification seems plausible. After SkronkyKong's post I wondered the same. Checking with a friend now in 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG(A) to see if we can get this confirmed.



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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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