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    Default Looking for a multicam IAFF or FDNY patch for my Kevlar

    Posting from Bagram a-stan.

    I'm a ff/medic in the civilian world currently on a deployment to Afghanistan (National Guard). An FDNY patch on my kevlar would have dual meaning for me, and I was wondering if anyone knows where I could find one?

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    So, having been deployed for many many years, i know for a fact that you can find a little Hajii shop just about everywhere you go to sew one of those buggers up for you. Saying that I've got to ask:

    Are you a 12M?

    Are you allowed to have it on your IBA (I doubt it)

    Won't you feel a little cheesy wearing some FDNY icons when you in fact do not work for FDNY?

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    Just because you don't work for FDNY does not mean you can't honor their sacrifice on 9/11. Otherwise thousands of us would not have those stickers on our helmets and trucks. It seems appropriate for a soldier in Afghanistan to find meaning in that. MoH awardee Lt Mike Murphy wore an FDNY patch he was given before deploying. http://www.eng53lad43.com/homePage.p...CHRISTENING-90

    The farther one gets from the megabases like Bagram/Kandahar to FOB and COP land, the less people tend to care about patches on your body armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv View Post
    Just because you don't work for FDNY does not mean you can't honor their sacrifice on 9/11. Otherwise thousands of us would not have those stickers on our helmets and trucks. It seems appropriate for a soldier in Afghanistan to find meaning in that. MoH awardee Lt Mike Murphy wore an FDNY patch he was given before deploying. http://www.eng53lad43.com/homePage.p...CHRISTENING-90

    The farther one gets from the megabases like Bagram/Kandahar to FOB and COP land, the less people tend to care about patches on your body armor.
    'Murph' was a SEAL. They have a little more leeway on the things they can and cannot wear on their IBA. This guy is a 68W (Health Care Specialist). He might be a little more restrained on what he can be wearing around the FOB.

    Me, I think it's a little cheesy. If he is a medic back home, why wouldn't he want to wear the patch of his home department?

    And gunny, I was over there, for a long ***** time (well, two years). During that time i never saw anyone add anything to their body armor. At least not any regular army.

    Whatever, it's for his Chain of Command to square away. Like i said before, i think it's a little cheesy, but they can be made in just about any haji sewing shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    'And gunny, I was over there, for a long ***** time (well, two years). During that time i never saw anyone add anything to their body armor. At least not any regular army.
    Suffice to say we must not have traveled in the same circles. In my time in Iraq, I saw plenty of soldiers and Marines wearing various patches on their armor-even in the Green Zone.

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    I have several friends who are FDNY and it was actually their idea.


    And as far as what I can and can't wear... when we are outside the wire, they really don't care.

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    hope things are going good for you

    did you get the patch???????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carichey View Post
    I have several friends who are FDNY and it was actually their idea.


    And as far as what I can and can't wear... when we are outside the wire, they really don't care.
    If they are your friends, ask them to get a patch for you!
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Yeah things are good. And yeah I did (as the CPT suggested) A friend sent me one of his patches from a duty shirt that doesn't have much color on it, so it's subtle enough to work.

    It's not like it was ever that big of a deal. If I found a patch or not, I wouldn't have cared... it's just a patch.

    I have gotten a few chuckles from it though. Heh.


    We spend most of our time out in COP land, so an IAFF patch is nothing compared to the goofy shtuff some of these guys are wearing. It's better than these guys walking around with "Infadel Pork Squad" or "Taliban Hunter" crap on them... now THAT is cheesy.
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