Cheap Vietnam War Military Patches
Are you a collector of military patches? If so welcome to the military patches page. Here you will find a wide selection of military patches from the Vietnam War era. We have new, used, and reproduced patches from all of the military branches. There are even some great prices on NVA and ARVN patches too.
Military patches have become very popular to collect in the past 20 years or so. Patches have been placed on military uniforms for over 125 years now. The patch was born in 1862 in the American Civil War, when General Philip A. Kearney, a hard driving commander of the Federal Third Corps, assigned badges to the divisions within his corps. This was propted, it was said, by an occasion when he mistook some officers for men of his corps and reprimanded them about their appearance.
The shoulder patch as it is worn today was officially introduced into the US Army in 1918. That summer, soldiers of the 81st Infantry Division embarking at Hoboken, New Jerse, wore a hand-embroidered "wild cat" badge on the upper left arm. When they arrived in France, other US Army units adopted the idea, even thought it was still unofficial. Permission to wear the insignia was given on October 19, 1918.