ARVN Paratrooper Patch - Vietnam War -
The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was the military of South Vietnam. They were allies with the United
States during the conflict. It is estimated that the ARVN received 1,170,000 casualties during the course of the War.
Just after the end of the Vietnam War, when Saigon fell to the communist forces of the North, the ARVN was
dissolved. some members fled the country to the United States or elsewhere, hundreds of thousands of
former ARVN soldiers were sent to reeducation camps by the newly-unified Vietnamese communist government.
This is the basic paratrooper badge for the South Vietnamese army. The design was patterned after the
badge used by the US paratrooper forces. The ARVN paratroopers were trained by US forces.
To be eligible for the Parachutist Badge, an individual must have been rated excellent in character and
efficiency and have met the following requirements:
- Either graduated from the Jumpmaster Course of the Airborne Department of the Infantry School or the
Jumpmaster School of a separate airborne battalion or larger airborne unit.
- Have served on jump status with an airborne unit or other organizations authorized parachutists for a total of at least 24 months.
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The cloth insignia featured here is manufactured of green canvis with black thread for the main
body. It was meant to be sewn above the shirt pocket. The design consists of a deployed parachute
with an exrended wing to each side. A star is placed at the bottom of the parachute.
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