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10-APR-2004

M.A.A.G. Vietnam

U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)
was activated 8 Feb 1962, a unified command subordinate
to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific. In May 1964 it was
reorganized, taking over advisory responsibilities from
Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam (M.A.A.G.-Vietnam).
MACV had authority over all U.S. military activities in Vietnam,
regardless of service. It did not have control over Seventh
Fleet, Air Force units in Thailand, or the SAC B-52ís used
for air strikes in the theater. MACV closed down 29 Mar 1973.

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joe 28-Jul-2010 18:47
Left RVN 15 May 1964. At about that date MACV took over and somewhat later I was notified that the MAAG VIETNAM patch was no longer authorized for wear and had to wear the MACV patch on right shoulder. During my final tour before retirement I put the MAAG VIETNAM patch back on. The Combat Infantryman's Badge and the patch are still my treasured treasures!