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    BM
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    Iraqi patches

    Post by BM on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:27 pm

    I have recently obtained some Iraqi made patches. A fellow collector who was in the Australian Army and was in Iraq in 2015
    picked these extras up from the local sewing shop where he was stationed.
    Bob


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    Novelty patches - Isis Hunting Club, SWAT
    The line between "authorized " and "novelty " patches seems to be getting more blurred every year. It seems that the Iraqi's
    wear what ever they want now days.
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    Re: Iraqi patches

    Post by Bagman6 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:32 pm

    Nice patches Bob. Is the eagle on the Iraqi police SWAT patches influenced by the 101st?


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    Re: Iraqi patches

    Post by BM on Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:03 pm

    Bagman6 wrote:Nice patches Bob.  Is the eagle on the Iraqi police SWAT patches influenced by the 101st?

    Jeff,
    There are two explanations that I have heard to why the Iraqi's wear the 101st "Screaming Eagle" type patch.
    1 - some trained under the 101st and adopted the style.
    2 - Richard Engel, an NBC News Correspondent also had an explanation which he gave on a t.v. station. General
    Petraeus wore the 101st patch on his right arm and the Iraqi's were so impressed with the results of the surge that
    they adopted the 101st Eagle and incorporated it into their own. It can be seen on Police and Army Patches.
    Has any one else heard of any thing different?
    Bob

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