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Vietnam era: 1st US Cavalry Division (Airmobile) patch and three South Vietnames patches

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    Default Vietnam era: 1st US Cavalry Division (Airmobile) patch and three South Vietnames patches

    Dear all,

    I am not sure if this thread fits to this (WWII) section, but I didn't found a better place to post it. Vietnam era is not my domain of collection but by chance I purchased this patch of the 1st US Cavalry Division could purchase the South Vetnameses patches too.

    The bufallo patch 'Trau-Dien' ('Crazy Water Bufallos') belongs to the Marine Infantry, the 'Fi-Gung-Ho' patch is unknonw and the 'Kien-Giang' patch stands for a special reconnaissance unit. It's the first time I see these 'exotic' patches at all.

    What I ask you what do you think about these patches? Any comment - e.g. to the service history - is very welcome too.

    With best wishes
    alter musketier

    1st US Cavalry Division
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    Reconnaissance Unit
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    In memory of my father who was in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, with the RAD in the Alps in 1945, of my grandfather who was with the IR 87 during campaign in France in 1940 and of my grand-uncle who served in the Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Königin Elisabeth" and who was killed in action at Craonne, Chemin des Dames in France in 1917

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    Hi. I don't really know much about these patches. Although I will say that there are many, many fakes of Vietnam era, theatre made patches out there. I have handled a few and all seem to have a similar "grubby" appearance as the ones you show. Just basing this on my experience of them but please wait for more knowledgeable members to chip in. Cheers.

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    Hi Alter

    All the patches are reproductions and computer generated out of Vietnam done in the last 5 years.

    Phill

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    Thank you very much for your evaluations! Irony of fate: About 40 years after the Vietnam War US and South Vietnamese patches were reproduced in the Socialist Republic Vietnam.

    With best wishes
    alter musketier
    In memory of my father who was in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, with the RAD in the Alps in 1945, of my grandfather who was with the IR 87 during campaign in France in 1940 and of my grand-uncle who served in the Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Königin Elisabeth" and who was killed in action at Craonne, Chemin des Dames in France in 1917

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