"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Subdued Patch 1983-1984

This patch, sent in by Dick Jonas on 17 July 2001, was worn by him on his flight suit while flying in the 80th in 1983-1984.  It has Velcro to allow removal before flight.

Shortly thereafter, about 84-85, The pilots went to the bright-colored patches with Velcro, while the non-fliers had these subdued ones on their BDU’s. This is the patch that all our ground personnel wore on their fatigues—our life support, 702’s, admin officer, and maintenance troops— in 1985-1986.  It was sewn on above the right breast pocket.

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