Normal 0 100% ORIGINAL Vintage VIETNAM WAR Vietnamese Theater made POCKET HANGER PATCH for the TAIPANS 135th AHC (EMU):-135th ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY (EMU) with US-RAN personnel in-country RVN. 135th AHC (EMU) -Handwoven on open white cotton twill, machine sewn encased in plastic pocket hanger shield. reverse side has white cheese cloth meshing backing material, has some faint glue marks along the edges (taken off from photo album/scrapbook) with the button hanger tab cut-off….see reverse image.-on line research: (joint US-RAN and AUSTRALIAN HELIO-ASSAULT UNIT with motto GET THE BLOODY JOB DONE) The 135th Assault Helicopter Company was organized at Fort Hood, Texas on 1 February 1967. In October 1967 the unit deployed to Vung Tau, Republic of Vietnam. At the time of deployment, the Australian Government dispatched a Navy Helicopter flight to Vietnam consisting of eleven officers and thirty-six enlisted men. The Australian flight was assigned to the 135th, and the unit became known as an “Experimental Military Unit”, or EMU for short. The unit’s first roll in Vietnam was to support the Royal Australian Task Force and other free-world units working in III and IV Corps. To facilitate operations, the 135th moved to Blackhorse in December 1967 and then to Bear Cat in November 1968. Working as part of the 214th CAB and 222nd CAB, the EMU’s wrought devastation on the Viet Cong from the southern edges of the U Minh Forest to the Bamboo of Bu Dop and east to the boundaries of II Corps. On 8 September 1970, the EMU’s moved again, this time to Dong Tam, supporting strictly Vietnamese Army units in the Delta. As other Aviation units in the Delta deactivated, the only US/Australian helicopter unit in existence took up the slack. The 135th daily flew great distances from home station in support of the war effort. As the only completely integrated Multi-national Helicopter Company fighting in Viet Nam, the EMU’s developed pride and dedication to their motto, “GET THE BLOODY JOB DONE”. The gunship platoon (TAIPANS) adopted their own motto, In 1971, The EMU’s moved to Di An. In June 1971, the Royal Australian Navy portion of the 135th deactivated and was replaced by US personnel. The 135th continued to carry out their mission as well as the traditions of the EMU’s. The EMU’s flew their final mission, a combat assault in support of the 25th ARVN Division in Tay Ninh, on 20 January 1972. Stand-down operations began the following day. -standard size. guaranteed 100% VIETNAM WAR VINTAGE….not a current reproduction, NOT a fake purchased in Saigon’s Dan Sinh market like many of the so-called VN war patches currently seen on ebay and fobbed as real. if you are not sure….plz don’t bid. example all images before you bid. prefer experienced bidders who know what they are seeing. -condition: good. excellent for those collecting actual real vietnam theater made insignia. Check out my other items! can combine all shipping. SOLD AS IS….NO RETURNS! Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 On Oct-03-12 at 06:10:09 PDT, seller added the following information:
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