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U.S. ARMY RANGER SHOULDER PATCH / TAP VIETNAM WAR ISSUE
Vietnam War 1960's issue US ARMY RANGER SHOULDER PATCH TAP INSIGNIA.
Purchased from a dealer in the United States who acquired all the old factory stock before the US Government authorized manufacturer closed down, the factory was located in New Jersey.
This is a Original Vietnam Era US Army Ranger Tab Patch - Cut Edge. No plastic back. Mint condition.
History: United States Army Rangers are the elite Infantry (The 75th Ranger Regiment is considered one of the best Commando Units in the world).
Rangers have served in a recognized U.S. Army Ranger units or have graduated from the U.S. Army's Ranger School. The term "Ranger" was first used in North America in the early 17th century; however, the first Ranger company was not officially commissioned until King Philip's War (1676) and then they were used in the four French and Indian Wars. Rangers also fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a Commando formation within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).
The selection course at Ranger School is one of the toughest in the US Army, with an extremely high failure rate. The 61-day course weeds out the weak, only the very best, toughest and smartest US Army Infantry soldier's are accepted into the Ranger ranks, to earn the right to wear the RANGER TAP you have to go through hell and back, so high is the honor (the prestige) within the US Army for this Ranger Tap, that soldier's are willing to die for it, so far 27 US Army soldiers have died trying to earn the right to wear this patch.
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