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Rick Holly

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I hired a company to test make twelve Tarawa ball cap patches to match the original plank owners silver ball cap. Here is a picture of it. What do you think?

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Charles R. Petrach

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I would put it on a hat and wear it again.
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Rick Holly

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If the patches are good-looking, the second step would be to find a navy blue ball cap to either sew or iron the patch on. That should be a piece of cake.

I would differently wear it!
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I would probably take the hat and patch to our local sewing store and have them CAREFULLY and NEATLY stitch the patch on the hat.
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remember to keep me on the list... id love to have one ....
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TARAWA NEW HAT PATCH - 5-7-14.jpg 
Plank Owners, does this look like the original plank owners' silver ball cap patch?

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[QUOTE=Rick Holly]TARAWA NEW HAT PATCH - 5-7-14.jpg 
Plank Owners, does this look like the original plank owners' silver ball cap patch?[/QUOTE THAT'S it Rick, I have my first Tarawa Cap and it looks exactly like this patch, to me I am partial to this one , all others are nice but I happen to like this one, I look for these all the time but no luck, us plank owners love this one ]
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TARAWA NEW HAT PATCH - 5-7-14.jpg 
I hired a company to test make twelve Tarawa ball cap patches to match the original plank owners silver ball cap. Here is a picture of it. What do you think?
looks great
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I would put it on a hat and wear it again.
Charles I wear my cap at least once a week, it's salty and I love it this way, I gave my brother 4 caps like this patch, and he won't part with one back, he knows I want it ha , and the ones he has are brand new, never worn plank owner caps, I will go up to his house and get one soon, no matter what he says
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I told the company I liked the test patch they did and told them to make the first twelve test patches and send them to me. If I like them, I will then purchase a bulk amount and start giving them out. Paul mentioned the shininess of the silver thread. It is difficult to see the thread shine in the picture. I did stress the importance of the shine in the silver thread when I ordered the test samples to be made. I will make a video of them when I get them and post it on Tarawa Forum. Hopefully, you will be able to see the shine in the video better than in a picture! I agree with David, the shiny silver patch is the nicest Tarawa patch. Let's see if we can make them Lazarus!
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The original patch

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The Lazarus patch

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Does the Lazarus patch looks like the original patch?
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Based on these ole worn out eyes, they look pretty close, but then photos don't necessarily do them justice. I would wear it.
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Pretty cool Rick. If I was a plank owner, I would definitely wear one.
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once they have the template , i would imagine they could be made in any color....   i like the silver and gold, never did like the brown eagles.
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once they have the template , i would imagine they could be made in any color....   i like the silver and gold, never did like the brown eagles.

I cannot wait to see the silver patch. It has been many, many years since I've seen one. It has been almost, a lifetime.
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So true, so true.
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