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Scarce 1960's Viet Nam War Bevo Weave "CHINA BOY" C-3 MIKE Force III Corps Patch
ARTIFACT: Beautiful, uncut scarce Viet Nam War Bevo weave "CHINA BOY" C-3 MIKE Force III Corps patch. The patch is a black shield with a white skull and crossbones in the center with the letters: "M. F." beneath. The MIKE Force Command was part of the US Army Special Forces during the Viet Nam War. Led by American and Australian forces, the MIKE Force soldiers were often Chinese Nung Tribesman chosen for their anti-communist sentiment and loyalty to one another. The MIKE Forces were engaged in air strikes, intelligence gathering, search and destroy missions, and recapturing and securing Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) A Camps. The MIKE Forces were named after LTC Miguel de la Pena, Pena was the US Army Special Forces Officer in command of the III Corps Tactical Zone, his codename was 'Mike'.
VINTAGE: Circa 1960's
SIZE: Approximately 3-3/4" x 2-3/4"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bevo weave on silk, polyester/silk thread
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Viet Nam collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX17 LEEJX02/19
CONDITION: + (Very-Fine): The patch shows minor wear.