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The private military company originally known as Blackwater USA, later changed to Blackwater Security Consulting (BSC), and was later known as Blackwater Worldwide. This was the last name change in which "Blackwater" was used. In February 2009 the firm changed its name to Xe Services LLC. The company is now known as Academi and retains the largest security contracts (Afghanistan) with the US Government of any private firm. I am unaware of the company ever being known as VZ Enterprises. That said, I could be wrong .......
The patch is Asian made but does not appear to have been made in Afghanistan.
"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.