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US Forces Dominican Republic

Worn from:
15 January 1966 - 31 August 1966.

Authorized in January of 1966 for wear by United
States troops serving as members of the Inter-American
Peace Force. FIP is an abbreviation of a Spanish phrase
that means "Inter-American Peace Force," and OEA stands
for Organization of the American States. An olive branch,
held point upwards, represents the forces' desire for
peace. A map of the western hemisphere indicates the
geographical location of the Dominican Republic. A sword
pointing down indicates fighting ability. From April 1965
to September 1966, the Eighty-second Airborne Division
was a participant in this peace force.

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John Patterson 28-Feb-2015 23:37
I was in the 218th MP Co. in Santo Domingo from Feb.66-Sept.66. When we left the DR we went to Ft. Bragg and became C Co. 503rd MP Bn. When we came back to the states we wore the OAS patch on our left shoulder and the 3rd Army patch on our right.
Joe Doyle 18-Aug-2014 20:42
I was there April thru September, 1966. HHC, USFORDOMREP. I was at the Hispaniola Hotel. AR 28-17 b(4) specifically mentions this patch & under tab and authorizes it to be worn on the right shoulder sleeve. I still have my green dress jacket and the patch is on the right. The patch was worn by those who replaced HHC, XVIII Airborne starting in January, 1966. I only saw one other person wearing the patch after the American troops left the DR and that was in Germany. Hope this helps.
Fidel 30-Jun-2011 22:06
I am also trying to get this patch and tab. I wore it but never kept it. It was a life time ago. Crew chief for General Palmer.
Guest 12-Aug-2009 19:21