US Marine Corps Aviation Attack VMA AW 225 Sqn Patch Vietnam
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US Marine Corps Aviation Attack VMA AW 225 Sqn Patch Vietnam

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US Marine Corps Aviation Marine Attack Squadron VMA AW 225 All Weather Patch 1969 Danang Vietnam A 6 Intruder Vikings Japanese made Fully embroidered cut edge 139mm by 131mm five and seven sixteenth inches by five and one eighth inches.

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Vietnam War

 

Marine Attack Squadron VMA 225 Vikings was trained and certified for nuclear weapons delivery with A 4 Skyhawk aircraft in the early 1960s. On 1 June 1965 the Squadron was the first tactical fixed wing aircraft to land at Chu Lai Vietnam for participation in combat operations with conventional munitions against Viet Cong forces in South Vietnam. VMA 225 returned to MCAS Cherry Point in October 1965.

 

In April 1966 the Squadron reequipped with A 6 Intruder aircraft with all weather capability and was redesignated VMA AW 225 to provide air support for units of the 2nd Marine Division Fleet Marine Force Atlantic. The Squadron deployed several times to MCAS Yuma Arizona for live weapons training.

 

In January 1969 VMA AW 225 deployed to Danang Air Base Vietnam to provide close air support and direct air support day and night and in all weather for ground elements for allied forces in the I Corp area of South Vietnam. A secondary mission utilized the A 6 Intruder aircrafts unique search radar Airborne Moving Target Indicator AMTI for the interdiction of trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Southeast Asia. In May 1971 VMA AW 225 returned to MCAS El Toro California and deactivated on 15 June 1972.

 

 

This patch dates from 1969.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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