Original Vietnam War era patch made in Japan circa. 1960s
Japan was a popular R&R destination for US Military personnel serving in Vietnam. A number of well-known and documented patch shops provided insignia for US servicemen who wore them in-country when they returned to theatre.
NMCB 8 deployment history in Vietnam: Sept. 1965 - May 1966 - Da Nang Dec. 1966 - July 1967 - Chu Lai Feb. 1968 - Oct. 1968 - Hue, Phu Bai March 1969 - Nov. 1969 - Da Nang
If you would like more information about the Battalion's history, I have four wartime 'Deployment Completion Reports' which I will send to any seriously interested buyer on request.
Origin of the nickname 'Seabees' - Construction Battalion > (CB) > Seabees
This patch is full colour, on twill with a low-merrowed edge.
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