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AMERICA'S SILENT SERVICE - ON ETERNAL PATROL "Sailor Rest Your Oar and Be At Peace"

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Finalized Dace & Darter Patch Designs

I could have posted these a long time ago. These are the actual embroidered patches my grandfather designed and produced for the US Navy WWII Sub Veteran reunions.  I have one of each in my possession.

 He designed both. I love these. The patches are really big, about the size of the bottom of a coffee can.

Hugh's commemorative patch for the Dace-Darter rescue designed for the reunions.



Go Here for the earlier post of his preliminary sketches for the Darter patch...

...And the Dace patch designs can be found Here.

Hugh's efforts were invaluable after the war in organizing reunions and keeping his former crewmates together. He was very proud of his service and these patches were a great way to commemorate their unique experience. Other submarine crews made patches like this, but but I think this is special because I have the ones my grandfather designed.