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USMC 3rd Anti-Tank Battalion ONTOS large color PATCH Marines Vietnam 3d AT Bn For Sale

USMC 3rd Anti-Tank Battalion ONTOS large color PATCH Marines  Vietnam 3d AT Bn

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Attention all Marines and Marine Corps patch enthusiasts! This is a FINE commemorative patch for veterans of 3rd Anti-Tank Battalion of Third Marine Division. These can't be found just anywhere! Not, of course, allowed on the uniform, but worn on all manner of off-duty civilian caps and clothing as novelty items.

Third Anti-Tank Battalion was an organic part of the 3rd MarDiv. They had a brief, but but honorable history, including Vietnam where they served with distinction! Marine Anti-Tank Battalions were organized around the M50 Ontos anti-tank vehicle in the mid-fifties. The Ontos (Greek for “the thing”) packed a BIG PUNCH with six 106mm recoilless rifles for its main armament.

3rd AT Bn deployed to Vietnam in July 1965. With few enemy armor vehicles to counter, the Ontos was used mainly as fire support for infantry. By the end of 1967 the battalion was deactivated, and vehicles merged into 3rd Tank Bn. But during the 1968 Tet Offensive, Ontos and their crewmen served with distinction in fierce urban fighting in the Battle of Hue!

Produced by and for Vietnam veterans, this nice big 4.5 inch patch would be a great commemorative for any former member of the battalion, and a welcome addition to any armor unit patch collection! Please Visit my store to see patches for 1st Anti-Tank ONTOS Battalion and 2nd Anti-Tank TOW Company!

This is a BRAND NEW and UNUSED patch. It is NOT a war relic but a recent manufacture item! Embroidered on red twill with cut (non-merrowed) edge and plastic heat-sealed backing. Colors are clean and bright. See ruler in photo for size comparison.

Add $1.00 for shipping. Semper Fi!

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