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Re: [Gen'l Info] Army Pocket Patches

We've opened a memory trail, reacting to Bob's original query. I may have been responsible for leading us off the track, for I see that some of us are recalling sewn-on patches, whereas I (and I believe Fred) was recalling the insigne suspended from the button of the pocket (usually the right-hand pocket), as worn by French-influenced ARVN and MACV. That now recalls the brief period (1950s?) in which a leather-framed rectangular "pendant" from the button displayed an insert with the wearer's name. Perhaps this was "officers only." I think that pre-dated the stenciled or sewn-on name, and possibly the "US ARMY" as well. We may have strayed away from the question--maybe not even answered it--but opened up an interesting side issue that may offer an article for the Journal one of these days. Another benefit of this forum.

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