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07-23-10, 06:31 AM #16
Now I know Thanks, they told us to pin the patch on ower covers at FSLG-B VN 66/67 never told us why just to do it so now I know why again thanks.
07-23-10, 12:19 PM #17
Red Patch ??
I don't remember seeing the red patch, but then I don't remember a lot of things. I've read the posts here, and it reminds me of a Marine I met, in Japan. He was one of my cousins men, from the 11th Marines, on R&R. We were celebrating Thanks Giving, and the wonder of meeting my cousin, and we were all pretty well loaded. This Marine, was trying to appollogize to to me, because the only guns he heard, were the the ones he served. He thought, that he was less a Marine, than the guys on the line. I told him, that we were all Marines, and The Corps chose, where each of us served. He and the rest of his crew, saved Marine lives, every time that gun fired, So he had no reason to feel anything, but proud of what he did.I remember too, the times we received air drops, when we were cut off from our supply lines. 'Red Patchers, loaded those Choppers, and supply people loaded the C- 130s. You don't have to defend your MOS, The rest of us owe you . S/F!!! Ken
07-23-10, 08:38 PM #18
BTO Co, 2d LSB Bn. First in...Last Out! 1984-1988
10-02-10, 10:57 AM #19
POST SCRIPT red patches were also worn by the US Army durring Korea by simular units they had doing the same job / Landing Support
10-02-10, 12:50 PM #20
10-02-10, 05:47 PM #21
Charlie Company 3rd Shore Party Btln
3rd Marine Division
Quang Tri, Gio Linh & LZ Stud 68-70
08-14-12, 12:36 AM #22
I'm a red patcher from the rock back in 88-90. Brawling jarheads I ever was associated with on kinser, ok. Good people good times.
08-28-12, 04:43 AM #23
Aahh ok, always wondered what the red patch was. Thanks for the info.
08-28-12, 10:32 AM #24
I was in from 2002-2006 as a landing support specialist. Served thee tours of duty in Iraq. doing everything from running ports and airfields as well as convoy security. trust me we were in the fight more than we weren't. durring my first tour we spent more time in front of the front line than behind it setting up supplies for when they got there. But what always got me was the command would always make motor t wear em as well for uniformity, even though they didn't rate or earn them.
09-01-12, 10:32 PM #25
Yea....im a 81....i do hsts
09-02-12, 12:15 PM #26
brings back memories, barracks 411? french creek area, Camp lejeune when there was 3112, got out in 88, went back in 90, was 0431. but even as a 3112 still worked the ports an airfields!
RED PATCH FOR LIFE, COUNTRY, AND MY FELLOW MARINES, BEANS, BULLETS, AND BAND-AIDS!
09-02-12, 05:04 PM #27
Yep, always knew the red patch as Shore Party.
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