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Shoulder or Cloth Insignia (Patches) => U.S. Army => Topic started by: tredhed2 on June 21, 2017, 12:08:56 am

Title: Fake - MisID'd 442nd AT Co/Bn/Plt patches
Post by: tredhed2 on June 21, 2017, 12:08:56 am
Here is a little of what we have published to "keep the record straight".

This first one is for the so-called "442nd AT Co/Bn/Plt" patch. It is listed as one of those units even today. It is NOT for the 442nd AT Co. They never had a separate patch from the 442nd RCT patches at any time in the unit's history. It is a patch from the marketing arm of Four Roses Society Bourbon, an alcoholic beverage. If you search Ebay for "Four Roses Society", you will find magazine ads from the 1950s and 60s which feature either of the two patches shown. Too many dealers take advantage of the fact that MOST collectors do not know the difference, but have seen the patches incorrectly IDd in several patch books. Do not believe the sellers, unless you have extra money to spend.