BannerFans.com

Author Topic: A Vietnam War era Marine Aviation Observer patch  (Read 409 times)

Offline Patchcollector

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2018
  • Posts: 24
  • Total likes: 8
  • Referrals: 0
A Vietnam War era Marine Aviation Observer patch
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:23:31 AM »
Hi all,
I wanted to share this patch and am also hoping to find out more about the unit,it's members and when and where they operated.From what little I know this is a Vietnam War era piece,I'm guessing incountry made,and was used by Marine Aviation Forward Observers.I found a small reference that described them riding along with Army FAC's,and they may have been based at Marble Mountain at one time.
Anyway I think it is an unusual and interesting piece for what must have been a very small unit in Nam.If anyone has any additional info please add it here as I would like to learn more.

Thanks!
















 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

Offline Rakkasan187

  • GLOBAL MODERATOR
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 2,201
  • Total likes: 357
  • Referrals: 3
Re: A Vietnam War era Marine Aviation Observer patch
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 09:49:15 AM »
This is a beautiful and I assume rare patch..

Would be interesting to comb through old unit histories to see if this patch is pictured in one of them...

Smitty
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

"What you do in Life, echos in Eternity"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr (Smitty)
USA (ret) 1984-2005

EPFD 1997-2008

ASMIC Member
 
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Association Member (RAKKASANS)

VFW Member

Offline Patchcollector

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2018
  • Posts: 24
  • Total likes: 8
  • Referrals: 0
Re: A Vietnam War era Marine Aviation Observer patch
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 09:32:37 AM »
I agree,would love to see a pic showing this patch being worn.That would make my day.

Offline Scarecrow

  • PLANKOWNER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 467
  • Total likes: 129
  • Referrals: 0
Re: A Vietnam War era Marine Aviation Observer patch
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 05:12:42 PM »
Great patch!  I sincerely hope you will be able to learn more about this unit.

 

BannerFans.com