"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Subdued Patch 1982-1983

This subdued patch was sent in by LtCol Marshall Smith, USMCR, on 16 July 2001. It is thought to be an early version sewn on flight suits and non-flying personnel fatigues before Velcro, but after the Squadron returned to the original version of the patch in 1982. They are patches worn by both pilots on their flight suits, and on Battle Dress Uniforms (BDU’s) of all Squadron ground personnel beginning in the 1982-83 era when the new patch was accepted and approved by USAF.

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