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German patch with a Texas twist
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:30:23 AM »
Pretty cool, not what I normally collect but who can resist a German Navy Aviation related patch with crossed German and Texas flags and related to an exercise that took place an hour away from where I live?


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Re: German patch with a Texas twist
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 09:40:51 AM »
Cool patch.  We Texans have a historical tie to Germany.  From the families that settled in the Hill Country, to our WW2 Pow Camps and the hundreds of soldiers trained around Ft Bliss.

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Re: German patch with a Texas twist
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 10:46:46 AM »
True, there was a German POW camp/hospital right here in Longview on the campus of LeTourneau College (now University)
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Re: German patch with a Texas twist
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 12:16:05 PM »
True, there was a German POW camp/hospital right here in Longview on the campus of LeTourneau College (now University)

Sam Houston State at Hunstville was also a camp.

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Re: German patch with a Texas twist
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 07:38:27 AM »
Operation Paperclip was also what attracted many of the German Scientists to the El Paso community

Very interesting patch..

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