ITEM# 02232011-21
Description  Set of Three Original Vietnam-mfr. 101st Abn. Div. Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Price $ 85.00
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Set of three original shoulder sleeve insignia of the 101st Airborne Division, in various incarnations. All three are hand-embroidered in full color cotton thread on black woolen broadcloth. One is the standard SSI, 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" with a black stitched outline delineating the shield and tab. The second example is quite similar, but is exquisitely embroidered by a real master and the tab bears the title "Vietnam" in lieu of the regulation "Airborne" inscription. The third is a "party suit" patch depicting the Screaming Eagle in the process of beng strangled by a human hand with an 82nd Airborne wristlet on its arm. This last was originally documented in the ASMIC journal back in the 1960s. While reproductions of Vietnam War shoulder sleeve insignia have proliferated of late, we have owned these three for more than two decades.