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ARTIFACT: This is a rare variation of a rare Merrill's Marauders (Officially named the 5307th Composite Unit) shoulder patch. This is a Chinese made patch, made in silk embroidred of milti-piece silk in the shape of a shield. It has a lightning bolt running down it diagonally, with a Chinese sun in the top left and a star in the bottom right. Merrill's Marauders was a long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number. Merrills, Merrils.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII
SIZE: Appr: 3-3/8" x 2-1/4"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silk on multi-piece silk
ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Army Patch & CBI collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBEJX17 LEGEX8/17 SEGEX9/17
CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Light fraying and great coloring
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.