Military Aviation Regiment Patches

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Information extracted from the book
"US ARMY PATCHES"
by Barry Jason Stein
Used by permission

There is no indication that any of the patches depicted here were ever authorized.  They were created by crew members to express their comraderie as well as their  dedication to the missions entrusted to them.  The symbols and inscriptions are taken from the past as well as the icons of the Vietnam era.

Information extracted from the book "US ARMY PATCHES"  by Barry Jason Stein

USED BY PERMISSION

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1st Bn 1st Avn Regt Patch
1st Bn 1st Avn Regt

Worn from:  1993 - 1994

Note the First Infantry Division patch in the design.  

 


1st Bn 3rd Avn Regt Patch
1st Bn 3rd Avn Regt

Worn from:  1995 - Current.


2nd Avn Det  Patch
2nd Avn Det
 

Worn from:  1989 - Current.

Note the shoulder-sleeve insignia of the military academy in the design.


1st Bn 101st Avn Regt. Patch
1st Bn 101st Avn Regt
 

Worn from:  1990 - Current.

The ace of spades was a popular calling card placed on the bodies of dead North Vietnamese Army and Viet-Cong soldiers.  This version alludes to the grim reaper, a potent symbol of death to the enemy.


Co B 2nd Bn 101st Avn Regt. Patch
CoB 2nd Bn
101st Avn Regt

Worn from:  1993 - Current.

The design depicts this unit as part of the 101st Airborne Division.  Note the screaming eagle design at the bottom.


Co A 4th Bn101st Avn Regt. Patch
CoA 4th Bn
101st Avn Regt

Worn from:  1993 - Current.

The design, incorporating the figure of a gunfighter and the air-assault insignia, is of unknown origin.


Co A 7th Bn101 Avn Regt. Patch
CoA 7th Bn
101st Avn Regt
 

Worn from:  1994 - Current.

The eagle, a symbol of the 101st Airborne Division, is cast in the role of a predator in this design.  A Chinook helicopter is silhouetted against a full moon.  The inscription "Predators" is the unit's nickname.


A Co 9th Bn 101st Avn Regt. Patch
ACo 9th Bn
101st Avn Regt
 

Worn from:  1994 - Current.

The design incorporates a scroll with the unit's nickname, "Black Widows," and the black widow spider itself.


102nd Air Supt Facility. Patch
102nd Air Supt Facility

Worn from:  1993 - Current.

The design of the patch is of unknown origin.


121st Avn Co. Patch
121st Avn Co
 

Worn from:  June 1963 - December 1970.

The design of the patch is of unknown origin.  However, the tiger's head associates the unit with the Vietnam era.