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    Latest find of Iraqi theater made patches

    Post by airborne1968 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:52 pm

    Found these on my trip in Florida. Only the SF skull patch has a Velcro backing.  BTW what are these called when referring to them? The others are 29th ID and 10th MTN Division patches that I est were made pre 2006.  I do not think the Ranger is theater made but has a cut edge and muslin type backing.

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    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:21 pm

    I believe this design was worn by the 36th commandos and the advisors of ODA542, with "scouts" added below the skull. This design was copied later on and used by many other troops in Iraq, not only limited to the 36th commandos. This particular says "special forces" in Arabic on the top scroll, and is one of those later reruns as its missing the "scouts" and "36".


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    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:32 pm

    Here's a pic i found of a similar patch being worn. I dont remember the source though.
    (Its in the upper left corner)
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    Post by airborne1968 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the info. I have one of the scout versions and most that I see have a tan background. It would be nice to get the name translated.

    See post #9 for my other patch. http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t6189-recent-groupings
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    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:11 pm

    Yup! Thats the one. As you can see the scroll has two extra characters, which is arabic for 36. Nice one.

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    Post by msmith275 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:16 am

    Your Ranger Scroll is not theater made, but it is a nice, rarer variant.  Here is an example of the one I have. There are four I'm aware of: 75th Inf (like yours), 1st, 2d and 3rd Bn's. They were made prior to 9/11. Mark

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    Re: Latest find of Iraqi theater made patches

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:09 pm


    airborne1968 wrote:Found these on my trip in Florida. Only the SF skull patch has a Velcro backing.  BTW what are these called when referring to them?  Tom

    Nice stuff Tomas.

    Some call these "Shell Bursts" using the same terminology as the Vietnam era patches from which these are based (IMO away).  The translation at the top is Special Forces.  Then again, you may have been asking about the name tape.


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    Re: Latest find of Iraqi theater made patches

    Post by airborne1968 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:43 pm

    Thanks guys, for the info on the patches.

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    Re: Latest find of Iraqi theater made patches

    Post by BM on Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:08 pm

    airborne1968 wrote:Thanks for the info. I have one of the scout versions and most that I see have a tan background. It would be nice to get the name translated.

    See post #9 for my other patch. http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t6189-recent-groupings

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    Tape is Special Forces in Kurdish.
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    Re: Latest find of Iraqi theater made patches

    Post by airborne1968 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:00 am

    Thanks Bob!

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    Re: Latest find of Iraqi theater made patches

    Post by BM on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:34 am

    airborne1968 wrote:Thanks Bob!
    Tom.
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