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This is an Operation New Dawn period patch sent home to me by a friend who was serving in-theate. Unusual and interesting shaped patch and design for the Iraqi Army Aviation Command Advisors. Alternating "spokes" have helicopter designs and Army Aviation missions from the top clockwise: Air Assault - MEDEVAC - Gnd (ground) Attack - SPEC OPS - and ISR. Center has jawless skull design. All of the text is in native tongue as well as English.
Close-up view of the center design. Thanks for looking!
"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.